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BIOHAB: Biological control of harmful algal blooms in European coastal waters: Role of eutrophication

Type of Entry: Project
Website: http://www.nioz.nl/nioz_nl/9b7af33effa2cd1a179e8088af2d2a31.php
Duration: 03/2000 - 03/2000

The research conducted in BIOHAB, a project of the EU 5th framework programme, aimed to clarify how the biological control of harmful algal bloom (HAB)-species is affected by the anthropogenic loading of nutrients to European marine waters. A basic scientific knowledge of the dynamics of HABs and their impact on the ecosystem provides policy agencies (regional, national and EU) with detailed description of the quality of the coastal marine environments. Also, predictive models developed within the project, can be used to support risk management of HABs in the North Sea and Baltic Seas, at the Norwegian coast and in the Mediterranean. This sort of management balances the various interests of society, environment and economy upon the ecosystems. 

Contact: Marcel Veldhuis
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Department of Biological Oceanography
P.O.Box 59
1790 AB Den Burg (Texel)
Telephone: +31 222 369512
Fax: +31 222 369674
E-Mail: veldhuis@nioz.nl
Website: http://www.nioz.nl
Partner: University of Kalmar - Department of Marine Sciences (UNIK), Sweden
University of Copenhagen - Marine Biological Laboratory (UKBH), Denmark
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany
Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Spain
The Norwegian College of Fishery Science (NCFS), Norway
Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Station Zoologique Laboratoire, France
Financed by: European Commission (http://europa.eu.int)