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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