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Dissolved organic matter in coastal ecosystems: transport, dynamics and environmental impact (DOMAINE)

Objective

Major economic resources are used to protect coastal and marine environments from the impact of inorganic nutrients exported from land. However, the export of terrestrial dissolved organic matter (DOM) and its effects have been neglected despite that DOM is one of the most important ecosystem communicators of nutrients, oxygen demand, and light absorption. Without consideration of the export, fate and effects of DOM, environmental protection might fail. In this for four climatic zones. Specific attention is directed to study the transport, storage and cycling of DON, DOP and DOC. The results will be used to simulate how land-use practice can be applied as a management tool. Experiments in two coastal areas will produce new scientific knowledge on the factors in control of autochthonous DOM production.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Address
51,Helsingoersgade 15
3400 Hilleroed
Denmark

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De Fontaulé 1
66651 Banyuls Sur Mer
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
6,Kesäkatu 6
00251 Helsinki
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
THE COUNTY OF VEJLE
Denmark
Address
Damhaven 12
7100 Vejle
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
Jahnebakken 5
5007 Bergen
UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Address
Askew Street
LL59 5EY Gwynedd