Maritime pollution in Denmark: From research to solutions (39753)

Project Details


Maritime environment in Denmark is a research network that brings together the researchers working in different aspects of shipping pollution, including chemical contaminants and their dispersal, ecosystem effects of pollutants, invasive species, underwater noise and management and governance of shipping related pollution. 

To be able to make an efficient plan for tackling of the challenges of maritime pollution, we aim at 
1) mapping the existing inter-disciplinary knowledge and data of maritime pollution in Denmark, including geographic and temporal coverage of physical, chemical and biological data from both water column and sediment, shipping data (routes, emissions, discharges) and existing model frameworks, 
2) identifying the knowledge-gaps and critical issues based both on the existing research and stakeholder consultations, 
3) describing the current management practices and risk assessment frameworks, 
4) scanning the maritime environment in Denmark to include all relevant research institutions, environmental authorities, shipping and off-shore industries, and collect experiences from international inter-disciplinary research projects on maritime pollution.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (coordinator)
DTU Management, Department of Technology, Management and Economics
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The projects is funded by THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS. 

Research area: Oceanography
Effective start/end date01/01/202001/04/2021


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