Expected results

  • A novel approach for integrated monitoring and assessment of marine and coastal ecosystem modelling.
  • Databases, accessible both on national and international level, containing levels of priority as well as emerging pollutants.
  • The potential of impact assessment of mixtures, including the quantification of antagonistic and synergistic effects.
  • Exchange on the water column / sediment interface will be partly quantified.
  • In some cases, the SPM, known as a vector for several contaminants, will be traced back to its origin.
  • This approach has the potential to become the new standard for future environmental monitoring. By adaptation of the project goals based upon the results, new developments are expected in all stages of the project.
  • A project website serving different target groups, both as an information source for specific end-users and the broad scientific community, but also the general public providing objective and scientifically grounded information on issues like micropollutants, involved human health risks, ecotoxicology.
  • Publications in the international literature, esp. peer reviewed articles.
  • PhDs
  • Online metadatabase providing overview of project activities, to be updated at regular intervals.
  • Online project database granting access to data at different levels for different target groups. Partners can access all project data in a password-protected area, other groups get access according to project data policy.
  • Yearly data transfer of analysis and measurement data to IDOD / BMDC, that is connected to international databases.
  • Dissemination of results to specialised working groups involved with management of the marine environment (OSPAR-MIME, MCWG, WGBEC) and advice on integrated assessment of the marine environment at the same level.
  • Presentation of the results during international scientific symposia and similar fora.
  • Outreach by vulgarising articles.