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Dynamics of nitrous oxide release to the atmosphere under coastal hypoxia

Project description

Characterising nitrous oxide release into the atmosphere related to coastal hypoxia

Seasonal hypoxia in the waters due to human activity creates dead zones in the summer months. Increasing in severity with global warming, it not only affects sea life but stimulates nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, further increasing global warming and ozone depletion. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the DYNOX project will investigate the role of seasonal hypoxia in N2O exchange across the sediment-water-air interfaces. An innovative observational paradigm will enable unprecedented analysis of N2O fluxes, their natural variability related to seasonal hypoxia and potential changes with further ocean warming and deoxygenation, and microbial responses. Outcomes will help local authorities prioritise locations for environmental monitoring.


Net EU contribution
€ 203 464,32
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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