|Type of Entry:||Project|
|Duration:||01/01/1996 - 31/12/1999|
THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT BASYS PROJECT:
The Baltic Sea System Study - BASYS project aims at reducing these uncertainties in a multidisciplinary project with 8 scientific subprojects.
THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF BASYS PROJECT:
The 3 major objectives of the project are:
The work of BASYS encompasses retrospective aspects by studying the sedimentary record, long-term time series and hindcasting models as well process oriented studies on important system components like vertical and lateral fluxes, food web structure and their regulation by mesoscale physical phenomena.
The 4 major working tasks are:
The various subsystems of the Baltic Sea are highly variable in their biogeochemical behaviour. The field work cover representative site and results are upscaled to basin and larger scales by various model approaches. The combination between process oriented work, assembling of historical data, modelling and the geological record will allow for robust testing for predictive capability and for development of generic strategies in coastal ecosystem research. Coastal oceans in the highly dynamic boundary area between the terrestrial and oceanic realms are exposed to considerable external forcing by natural phenomena and human intervention. Particularly, semi-enclosed intra continental coastal seas with the reduced water renewal, such as the Baltic Sea, are most vulnerable to the human component. Due to the uncertainties in differentiating the impact of climate variability from anthropogenic disturbances the future reaction of coastal ecosystems to increased stress and to counter-measures is not predictable at present.
|Keywords:||Coastal landscapes and ecosystems, Coastal modelling, Flood, Sediment transport|
|Contact:||Prof. Bodo Von Bodungen
Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde / Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
18119 Rostock - Warnemünde
|Partner:||University Stockholm, Depts. system Ecology, Geology and Geochemistry, Quarternary Research (www.su.se)
Institute for Marine Research Department of Theoretical Oceanography
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (www.smhi.se)
Finish Institute for Marine Research Helsinki (www.fimr.fi)
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel (www.uni-kiel.de)
University Hamburg, Institute for Anorganic and Applied Chemistry,IAUH (www.chemie.uni-hamburg.de)
Geological Survey of Finland Espoo (www.gsf.fi)
Marine Biological Laboratory Helsingoer, UKBH (www.mountain-lakes.org/emerge/teams/16.php)
Finish Environmental Agency Helsinki FEA (www.vyh.fi)
|Financed by:||European Union|