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MOSSCO II: Küstenmeerforschung: Verbundprojekt MOSSCO-Synthese: Modulare Modell- und Datenkopplung für Schelfmeere und Küsten; Vorhaben: Modellkonfiguration, Nutzung eines verallgemeinerten Muschelfarmmoduls zur Verbesserung der Wasserqualität

In the second phase of the MOSSCO project (MOSSCO Synthesis) the developed modular coupled model system will be brought to a number of coastal applications, which are centered around the benthic-pelagic interface. High-resolution model studies will be conducted for four regions (southern North Sea, North Frisian North Sea, western Baltic Sea, and Oder Lagoon). Based on state-of-the-art hydrodynamical modeling, these applications will address research questions arising from the interplay of biogeochemical, ecological, and sedimentary processes within the coastal transition zone. Central questions focus on drivers of macrobenthic dynamics, the effects of macrobenthic communities on ecosystem and sediment dynamics, or an the processes responsible for nearshore nutrient gradients. Related model studies will support specific demands of partner KüNO projects including those in the engineering KüNO call, and of German authorities responsible for EU Framework Directives. “MOSSCO Synthesis” will produce estimates for the historical, present and future state of the coastal ecosystem, as well as for sedimentary states and budgets.


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