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Advancing assessment of nutrient load impact on coastal water quality

Press release, January 16, 2019, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
The impact of nutrient load on the quality of coastal waters can now be modelled with improved precision and realism. Developed for the Gulf of Finland, Archipelago Sea and Bothnian Sea, the model for total coastal load offers a new tool for monitoring water quality, planning river basin management measures and assessing the environmental impact of various human activities, such as fish farming. The new model is included in Finland’s new Strategy for the Baltic Sea. Read more

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Advancing assessment of nutrient load impact on coastal water quality

2019-01-16
The impact of nutrient load on the quality of coastal waters can now be modelled with improved precision and realism. The new model system developed in the Finnish Environment Instute offers a new tool for monitoring water quality, planning river basin management measures and assessing the environmental impact of various human activities.
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This publication resulting from the project is intended to guide authorities responsible for post-spill environmental monitoring and assessment, and to help them to understand how complex issues they might be dealing with due to the wide range of chemicals currently transported. The main goal of the publication is to create better preparedness for establishing an effective post-spill monitoring programme especially in the Baltic Sea, area and it is primarily targeted at decision-makers responsible for the planning and implementation of environmental monitoring after a sudden chemical spill at sea. Read more