Nitrate enters the sea with groundwater discharging through the shoreface at many locations along the European coast. The impact of this process on the state of euthrophication of the coastal marine environment is presently unknown. This project investigates the transport of nitrate through the shoreface by groundwater discharge and the biogeochemical processes that together determine the net flux of groundwater_nitrate into the marine environment. The findings will be quantified in coupled groundwater and marine models that will facilitate integrated coastal zone managment with respect to the interest of agriculture and the use of the coastal marine environment in terms of recreation and food production.
|Effective start/end date||01/12/2001 → 28/02/2005|