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Oceanographic Applications to Eutrophication in Regions of Restricted Exchange database

Data holding centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
CountrySweden  Sweden
ProjectOceanographic Applications to Eutrophication in Regions of Restricted Exchange(OAERRE)
Time period2000-2003
Geographical area

Kongsfjorden (Svalbard), Gullmaren (Skagerrak), Himmerfjarden (Baltic), the Firth of Clyde (Scotland), Golfe de Fos (French Mediterrenean) Rio Formosa (Algarve)


Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies; Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Colloidal organic carbon concentration in the water column; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Wind strength and direction; Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Optical backscatter; Phytoplankton taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Secchi disk depth; Temperature of the water column; Sediment water content, porosity and surface area


Studies will be made at sites in fjords and lagoons that encompass a range of physical conditions and enrichment states. Existing data will be used as far as possible to validate models; key process studies will be carried out, and spatially or temporally intensive data sets collected (with the aid of moorings and remote sensing as well as cruises) at some of the sites. Results will be summarised as system parameterisations for use in screening models. The observational strategy has four components: 1) research cruises to the fjords, using standard research vessel instrumentation 2) deployment of moorings 3) regular visits using small boats to the shallow sites in the lagoons and bays for benthic sampling 4) remote sensing of sea surface temperature and colour The main expected results are: the models themselves, the results from testing hypothesis about the physics of lateral and vertical exchange in RREs (Regions of Restricted Exchange) and the effect of anthropogenic nutrients on ecosystems; and the demonstrations of new mooring and modelling technology.

OriginatorsSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Charles R.C. Sheppard. (2000) Seas at the Millennium: An Environmental Evaluation.Volume III. Global Issues and Processes,

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OrganisationSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactPatrik Stromberg (Shark data manager)

Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Folkborgsvagen 1

SE-601 76

Telephone+46-31-751 89 75
Facsimile+46-(0)11-495 80 01
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18001038
Global identifier50
Last revised2015-08-26