|Selected application examples|
Gold Coast Estuaries, Australia
At Griffith University in Queensland Australia researchers have recently successfully employed an individual-based modelling technique to investigate the habitat and movement patterns of juvenile bull sharks. Want to read more? Click here.
||Odense Fiord, Denmark|
The planned extension of a power plant near Odense, Denmark will inevitably lead to an increased cooling water discharge into Odense Fiord. The increased discharge has lead to a concern that the water quality in Odense Fiord may deteriorate due to an increased eutrophication level. To investigate the effect a sophisticated modelling approach was adopted. Want to read more? Click here.
||Lake Ontario, Canada|
The City of Toronto's Water Pollution Solution (technically known as the Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan) is a long-term plan to protect the environment and sustain healthy rivers, streams and other water bodies. And it's about reducing the adverse effects of wet weather flow through the extensive storm sewer system - 4,500 km in all - to some 2,600 outfalls or outlet pipes. Want to read more? Click here.
The possible consequences of weather and climate changes for
marine and freshwater ecosystems have been addressed in details through a cross-disciplinary research effort focussing on the interactions between weather/climate and the biogeochemical and biological processes that define the state of aquatic environments found in and around Denmark. Want to read more? Click here.
||The Great Lakes, Canada|
The Great Lakes Unit of the Ministry of Environment (GLU) assists the Ontario Government in meeting its commitment to monitor areas of environmental concern within the Great Lakes. Accordingly, GLU has launched environmental impact assessment programs with the purpose of evaluating the progress towards restoration of environmental conditions. Want to read more? Click here.
||Lake Saroma, Japan|
An intensive study of the ecosystem in Saroma Lake - being the third largest brackish lake and one of the major sources of aquacultured scallops in Japan - leads to an optimal management plan for sustainable aquaculture. Want to read more? Click here.
||Blue Reef, Denmark|
Læsø Trindel just 12 km north-east of the Danish island of Læsø used to be a large cavernous boulder reef formed during the ice-age. Over the years the reef has gradually vanished as the easy to get at boulders have been excavated for constructional purposes, leaving a much depleted reef. This has severely impaired the habitat. Shallow water boulder reefs have a high biodiversity. Want to read more? Click here.