Intertidal areas are unique ecosystems that are exposed to natural and anthropogenic changes. To get information about these changes, a system of hierarchical monitoring methods for biological and physical parameter will be developed. End users, of whatever size and sophistication, can utilise the components of the HMM system in response to their requirements, because of the hierarchical structure. The HMM will be developed based on existing algorithms, available instrumentation and methods. It will be validated and further improved in field experiments, lasting over 21 month in order to proof the capability of change detection. The experiments and the subsequent implementation of the HMM will be conducted in co-operation with concerned monitoring authorities, partly being participants in the project.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
4330 EA Middelburg
4400 AC Yerseke
9750 AA Haren Gn
KY16 8LB St Andrews