Development of a new method for the quantitative measurement of the effects of otter trawling on benthic nutrient fluxes and sediment biogeochemistry

Project info
Description: 

This project was an EU Programme (DG XIV,1998-2002) aiming at developing new methodologies in order to provide direct quantitative measurements of the effects of bottom fishing gears on the benthic nutrient fluxes and sediment biogeochemistry. The following objectives were also part of this project:
• the study of BBL biodiversity by means of improved and modified innovative sampling gears
• the investigation and analyses of the physical and biogeochemical processes in relation to BBL biodiversity
• the development of new methodologies in order to provide direct quantitative measurements of the effects of bottom fishing gears on BBL environment
• the evaluation of the role of BBL biodiversity with respect to nutrient regeneration, carbon cycling and energy transfer to higher trophic levels
• to improve existing ecosystem models by highlighting new aspects in the interactions between demersal fish and benthos.

Coordinating Institute: 
IMBC
Time Frame
Begin of project (Year): 
1999
End of project (Year): 
2002
Financing
Funding Source: 
EU FP5 (Studies in support of the CFP)
Total Budget (€): 
360,000
Budget for IMBBC (€): 
95,000
Involved persons from IMBBC
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Member of the research team
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Member of the research team
Name: 
Costas Dounas
Role: 
Project coordinator
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Member of the research team
Name: 
Eleni Dafnomili
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Participation
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Member of the research team
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Member of the research team
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Member of the research team
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Member of the research team

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