Dmytro Kyryliuk presenterar sitt doktorandprojekt.

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Abstract

The coastal zone plays an important ecological role, as this is where most of the primary production takes place. It is also an important area for human recreation and the area most impacted by humans. Bio-optical research at SU has shown that the coastal zone in the NW Baltic Sea may extend to about 10-15 km offshore, while phytoplankton blooms and sediments placed in resuspension extend even further up to hundreds of kilometers. This is substantially beyond the 1 nautical mile defined by the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), implying that the impact of coastal processes extends to a larger scale that assumed within EU directives.

Using total suspended matter (TSM) retrieved with high accuracy (10% error) from ocean color remote sensing provides an indicator of coastal processes through a synoptic overview, where can potentially be linked to terrestrial processes to marine environments using empirical relationship to hydrological parameters (inorganic N, Total P). The hydrological data will be compared and correlated with bio-optical components retrieved from satellite images in order to evaluate the effect of terrestrial and coastal management on water quality. The developed tools will also contribute to future evaluation under climate change scenarios.


Supervisor: Dr. Susanne Kratzer (Stockholm University)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Steve Lyon (Stockholm University), Dr. Michelle McCrackin (Stockholm University).