|Type of Entry:||Case Study|
|Duration:||01/02/2007 - 31/01/2011|
The Oder estuary is the mouth of the Oder (Polish: Odra) river, one of the largest rivers in the Baltic region. It is located at the southern Baltic Sea (border between Germany and Poland).
Oder Lagoon: The coastal zone is dominated by the discharge of the river Oder (Odra) into the Szczecin (Oder) Lagoon. The large (687 km²) and shallow (average depth 3.8 m) Szczecin (Oder) Lagoon, is the key element of the Oder estuary region. The lagoon is subdivided into the “Kleines Haff”, located mainly on the German territory, and the “Wielki Zalew” on the Polish territory. The Wielki Zalew covers about 60 % of the lagoon area and volume.
Pomeranian Bay: The lagoon is connected to the Pomeranian Bay via three outlets. The bay is part of the Baltic Sea. The bay is influenced by the Oder River water, but intensive windinduced mixing and large-scale currents in the Baltic Sea dominate this system.
Oder River: is one of the most important transboundary rivers in the Baltic region. Many larger cities and industries are located in the river basin. The basin is under intensive agricultural use. Other major river basin – coastal area issues are flooding, shipping and technical measures as well as species migration.
Human ativities are tourism, agriculture, fishing and shipping. Impact responses are eutrophication, nutrient loading, bio-chemical pollution, habitat destruction, biodiversity loss.
|Keywords:||Academic training, Climate change, Estuary and lagoon, Information system, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)|
Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde, Germany / Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde (IOW)
|Partner:||IOW: Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde (www.io-warnemuende.de)
EUCC: The Coastal Union (www.eucc.net)
IOEW: Institute for Ecological Ecomomic Research (www.ioew.de)
KMG: College for Management and Formation of Sustainable Development (www.kmgne.de)