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Are the marine data in the Atlantic fit for purpose?

Published on: Tue, 25/10/2016 - 15:05
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    a team of scientists is conducting a series of stress tests to see how well the data


    overview of the assessment process

    A literature review, conducted during the initial phases of the project concluded that:

    • eutrophication calculations could be improved with more measurements of phytoplankton and oxygen
    • the global coverage of river discharge and or drainage area ranges from 40 to 67% for most major water quality attributes but drops to 25% for some organic and/or particulate forms of N and P
    • Consistency of fauna abundance data is badly lacking. There is an uneven quality of alien species distributional data

     literature survey panel report (stakeholder opinion)