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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;

Coordinator

SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
Address

Oban
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

INSTITUTE JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
Ljubljana
INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Main Port Heraklion
Heraklion
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LTD.
Israel
Address
North Street
Eilat
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY
Slovenia
Address
Fornace 41
Piran
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
Address
Aba-hushi St. Mount Carmel
Haifa
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
Address
Locksway Road
Southsea
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Southampton Oceanography Centre
Southampton