Maritime Forum

Are the marine data in the Atlantic fit for purpose?

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


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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 surveypanel report (stakeholder opinion)

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