New approaches to improve the detection of eutrophication in UK coastal waters

Mills, D K, Greenwood, N, Kröger, S, Devlin, M, Sivyer, D B, Pearce, D, Cutchey, S. and Malcolm, S J (2004) New approaches to improve the detection of eutrophication in UK coastal waters. Environmental Research, Engineering and Management, 2 (32). pp. 36-42. ISSN 2029-2139

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Robust assessments of eutrophication are necessary to meet the requirements of a range of international (OSPAR) and EU legislative drivers. To meet these needs EU states have developed marine monitoring programmes designed to allow the application of specified assessment procedures. The UK has reviewed its approach to monitoring eutrophication and has identified a range of future requirements to ensure the evidence base for assessment is robust and the underpinning science is in place. This paper describes the pilot application of in situ monitoring technology (SmartBuoy). Currently, two buoys are deployed in the southern North Sea and a third in Liverpool Bay (Irish Sea). The network of SmartBuoys returns data on physical, chemical and biological variables in near real-time ( The rationale for system and network design will be described. Data from the multi-year time series will be presented and their subsequent use in assessments of eutrophication will be described.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: smartbuoy,coastal waters,data buoy,eutrophication,nutrients,observing systems,phytoplankton,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_below_water
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Collaborative Centre for Sustainable Use of the Seas
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 11:00
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:08
DOI: 10.1109/BALTIC.2004.7296835

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