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Biofiltration and aquaculture: an evaluation of hard substrate deployment performance within mariculture developments

Biofiltration and aquaculture: an evaluation of hard substrate deployment performance within mariculture developments

Objective

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
This research project will demonstrate the effectiveness of reducing the environmental impacts of organic inputs from intensive mariculture by using biofilter deployments. The objectives relate principally to biofilter use over a pan-European scale that includes the inshore coastal waters of all the project partner states (ie will include fieldwork and experimental conditions relative to the Mediterranean and Red Sea interests of Israel).

The project has three inter-related principal objectives:
To quantify the validity (effectiveness) of biofilter use in association with mariculture within both economic and environmental frameworks on a pan-European scale.

As components of this the project aims to:
(i) review the current knowledge base relating to mariculture impacts on a pan-European scale;
(ii) appraise current and past biofilter initiatives within Europe and outside Europe and synthesise this previously disparate research;

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Coordinator

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE

Address

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Elaine WALTON

Participants (7)

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INSTITUTE JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY OF CRETE

Greece

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LTD.

Israel

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY

Slovenia

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

Israel

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: Q5RS-2000-30305

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    30 November 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 980 512

  • EU contribution

    € 1 299 827

Coordinated by:

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE

United Kingdom