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Filamentous Algae Based Monitoring Method for the Eutrophication of the Sea

Organisation: Alleco Ltd

Time: 4/1/2009 – 4/1/2011



Alleco Ltd will develop a method to use the growing rate of certain filamentous algae species as a proxy for the nitrogen content of the water body. The method will be in accordance with the EU Water Framework Directive and enhance monitoring possibilities.

The objective is to develop a monitoring method that will measure the continuous nutrient level in the water body, thus tackling the problem caused by the variation of nutrient levels between water samplings. If the work is successful, the benefit will be permanent.