The general objective of ECOSUD is to improve the existing knowledge about the different processes involved in estuarine and coastal waters use and degradation. This will be achieved by a synergetic combination of field observations (meteorological, hydrodynamic, water quality and socio-economic parameters) and numerical simulations (based on a modelling suite composed of circulation, dispersion and water quality codes plus an integrated method to evaluate lagoon and estuarine resources). This approach will be applied to two complimentary field cases (Patos Lagoon in Brazil and the Jucar Estuary in Spain) covering short and long residence times, and a range of stratification and climatic conditions. The end result will be a set of fie health fl indicators defining the acceptable pollution load for lagoon/estuarine environments and leading to the definition of more sustainable management options.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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