Title: Long Term Nutrient Loads Entering European Seas
Authors: BOURAOUI FaycalGRIZZETTI BrunaALOE Alberto
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62873
ISBN: 978-92-79-19319-4
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24726 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62873
DOI: 10.2788/54513
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In 2008, DG ENV invited the JRC to conduct a three year study on the impact of EU environmental legislation on nutrient loads to European Seas. The objective of the study was to perform a long term retrospective analysis (20 years) of land based nutrient loads in European Seas to assess the effectiveness of the EU environmental policies and other management plans adopted by countries with rivers discharging in European Seas, and assess future scenarios linked to alternative management plans different policies to control nutrient loading. The focus is both on the nutrient loading to the sea and the inland response to various policies. The first phase of the study focused on setting up the methodology for year 2000. The work concentrated on data collection and model development. The present report focused on the retrospective analysis including trend analysis (1985-2005). The report describes the change in time of the nutrient loads and their origin, entering European Seas.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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