Environmental predictors of the Baltic Sea Eutrophication in Connection with Planning Human Activity (BaltEP)
The BaltEP initiative is aimed at understanding past, present, and predict future changes of the Baltic Sea environment in the context of the intensity of oxygen supply to the deepwater layer (so-called deep-water “oxygen pump”) that reflects the activity in water exchange with the Atlantic Ocean. Oxygen supplies to the Baltic Sea Basin influences and even controls large-scale eutrophication which is a well-known problem for most parts of the sea. Climate change aggravates the problem: decrease in frequency of the saline and oxygen-rich water inflows from the North Atlantic via the North Sea (Major Baltic Inflows), changes in length of the ice seasons, warming of the air temperature, increase in frequency of cyanobacteria blooms, changes in primary productivity and biodiversity, oxygen depletion in the deep layer, etc.
This Project is hosted by the Decade Programme Global Ocean Oxygen Decade
Start Date: 15/01/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030
Leyla Bashirova: email@example.com