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Alternative assessments of large scale Eutrophication using ecosystem simulations: hind-casting and scenario modelling
|Adolf Stips, Diego Macias, Elisa Garcia-Gorriz, Svetla Miladinova|
The progress achieved in marine modelling gives the possibility of more realistic simulations of many aspects of the marine environment. Therefore, now the use of marine modelling can support the assessment process of the marine environment as foreseen in the MSFD by defining baselines, addressing data gaps and allowing for scenario simulations. We are here focusing on demonstrating the usefulness of ecosystem model data for assessing eutrophication aspects, as covered by MSFD descriptor D5. The assessments are based on calculating indicators, namely first the long established trophic indicator TRIX and for comparison the more recent HEAT indicator (as applied by HELCOM).
Modelling, modeling, assessment, scenario simulations, euthrophication, D5, Descriptor 5, TRIC, HEAT
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