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Marine environmental impact

Biological Effects of metals associated with contaminated sediments on estuarine benthic organisms: Whole sediment bioassays of Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast European Marine Site –SPA

BASTRERI, D. 2004. Biological Effects of metals associated with contaminated sediments on estuarine benthic organisms: Whole sediment bioassays of Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast European Marine Site –SPA. Environment Agency, 2004, pp 1-42.

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The use of Water Quality Predictive Models in Coastal and Estuarine Areas: A Way Forward.

The use of Water Quality Predictive Models in Coastal and Estuarine Areas: A Way Forward. 29th March 2004, Daniel Bastreri, Technical Advisor, Process Management, Water Quality (Marine)

Extract Many decisions about water and coastal management, consents to discharge, coastal processes and general environmental impact assessments involve the need to predict water quality. Instruments for predicting or simulating water quality are called water quality models.

These models are often complex computer-based tools requiring a great deal of expertise to operate them and correctly understand the results of the analyses. Predictive models are used to gain insight into the effects of changes or perturbations to a system.

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Development of Approaches, Tools and Guidelines for the Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Navigational Dredging in Estuaries and Coastal Waters Literature Review of Dredging Activities: Impacts, Monitoring and Mitigation

Contributions by: Chris Vivian, Andrew Birchenough, Neville Burt, Stefan Bolam, Dean Foden, Ruth Edwards, Karema Warr, Daniel Bastreri, Lara Howe, ME1101 Development of Approaches, Tools and Guidelines for the Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Navigational Dredging in Estuaries and Coastal Waters: Literature Review of Dredging Activities: Impacts, Monitoring and Mitigation. Cefas.

Abstract Navigational dredging is a fundamental and essential activity for most ports and harbours in the UK to maintain navigable depths for vessels. It is vital to social and economic development of a country that is heavily dependent on maritime trade. In the UK 25–50 million tonnes (wet weight) of material are dredged for disposal to licensed sites each year. Navigational dredging can impact both the seabed through disturbance and removal of sediment and the water column through re-suspension of sedimentary material.

Areas subject to regular maintenance dredging are likely to have disturbed or impoverished seabed faunas but this would not be the case for areas previously un-dredged or occasionally dredged. This review document outlines the current information available on impacts, monitoring and existing mitigation and highlights any gaps in the existing knowledge associated with dredging activities.

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Marine taxonomy

Identification of scale worms in British and Irish waters.

Barnich, R. (2011). Identification of scale worms in British and Irish waters. NMBAQC 2010 taxonomic workshop, Dove Marine Laboratory. 52pp, February 2011.

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