LAGOONERs step-by-step

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Thesis in the frame of Lagoons Project

Concluded MSc

– Krystyna Glukh (05/06/2013) Estimation of hydrochemical and hydroecological conditions in Tyligul River; Odessa State Environmental University; Master programme: Applied ecology and balanced nature management; Supervisors: Antonina Kuza

– Vanessa Wörner (08/02/2013) Runoff dynamics of the Pasleka river, Poland, under different climate scenarios – a hydrological modeling with SWIM; Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen; Supervisors: Cornelia Hesse

– Ana Aleixo (18/12/2013) Pesca lúdica e da apanha do casulo na Ria de Aveiro: 2012/2013 (Recreational fisheries and bait digging in Ria de Aveiro: 2012/2013); University of Aveiro; Master programme: Environmental Management and Policies; Supervisors: Henrique Queiroga, Teresa Fidélis

– Tetiana Gavryliuk (19/06/2014) Calculation of characteristics of wind waves in Tyligulskyi Liman; Odessa State Environmental University; Master programme: Oceanology; Supervisors: Olga Sakhnenko

On going MSc

– Yelizoveta Romanova (expected year of conclusion 2015) Hydroecological status of rivers in Nortwestern Black Sea area under global warming; Odessa State Environmental University; Master programme: Applied ecology and balanced nature management; Supervisors: Nataliia Loboda

– Inna Klimenk (expected year of conclusion 2015) Hydroecological conditions of rivers in Nortwestern Black Sea area under global warming (Diester-Southern Buh interfluve); Odessa State Environmental University; Master programme: Applied ecology and balanced nature management; Supervisors: Nataliia Loboda

– Vasilii Pilipchuk (expected year of conclusion 2016) Saltwedge intrusions in the Pregolya River of the Vistula Lagoon; Baltic Federal University of Immanuil Kant; Master programme: of the Geographical Faculty; Supervisors: Boris Chuarenko

Concluded PhD

– Antonina Kuza (27/09/2013) Explanation based on discriminant function for ice event forecasts in plains rivers of Ukraine; Odessa State Environmental University; PhD area/programme: Land Hydrology, Water Resources and Hydrochemistry; Supervisors: Nataliia Loboda

On going PhD

– Anastassi Stefanova (expected year of conclusion 2015) Impact assessment of climate change and socio-economic changes on water quantity and quality at the drainage basin scale; Free University of Brussels; PhD area/program: Hydrology; Supervisors: Valentina Krysanova (PIK), Ann van Griensven (VUB)

– Carolina Bello Marín (expected year of conclusion 2015) Xenobiotics’ cronotoxicity in aquatic environment in two animal models (fish and crustacean); University of Murcia; PhD program of integration and modulation of signals in Biomedicine; Supervisors: Arnaldo Marín Atucha, Mª Luisa Vera Andujar, Fº Javier Sánchez Vázquez

– Yuliia Bozhok (expected year of conclusion 2015) Annual and low-water runoff for rivers in Nortwestern Black Sea area; Odessa State Environmental University; PhD area/programme: Land Hydrology, Water Resources and Hydrochemistry; Supervisors: Nataliia Loboda

– Danielle Barros Santos (expected year of conclusion 2015) Ecosystem services provided by estuaries: Phosphorus retention capacity attending to phosphorus speciation pools; University of Aveiro; Doctoral programme on marine and environmental sciences (PROMAR); Supervisors: Eduardo Anselmo Silva, Ana I Lillebø

– Lisa Sousa (expected year of conclusion 2016) Integration of Ecosystem Services and its Value in an Estuary Governance Model in the Context of Climate Change: Application to Ria de Aveiro Coastal Lagoon; University of Aveiro; Doctoral Programme on Environmental Science and Engineering; Supervisors: Fátima L. Alves, Ana I. Lillebø, Geoffrey D. Gooch

– Dmytro Kuhnyr (expected year of conclusion 2017) Managing hydroecological regime of lagoons in Nortwestern Black Sea area by mean of sea-lagoon water exchange control Odessa State Environmental University; PhD area/programme: Oceanology; Supervisors: Yurii Tuchkovenko

– Ana Raquel de Azevedo e Costa (expected year of conclusion 2017) Modelling the processes associated with intertidal seagrass communities in Ria de Aveiro, a mesotidal coastal lagoon; University of Aveiro; Doctoral Programme on Biology; Supervisors: João M Dias, Ana I Lillebø and João Lencart e Silva

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LAGOONS final seminar with the Portuguese stakeholders

On the 25th of September the LAGOONS team from the University of Aveiro organized a final seminar to present and discuss the results regarding Ria de Aveiro with the local stakeholders and end users.

The meeting had about 70 participants and about 50% were representatives of end users, namely local associations and common citizens; representatives of local managers, namely of civil Parishes located in the lagoon watershed area; and policy makers, namely local and regional representatives of the Portuguese Environment Agency and of the Centro Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-C). Most of the participating academics were researchers (PhD) or PhD students, but there was also some teachers and undergraduate students. The academics were mostly from Environment and Planning and of Biology, but there were also participants from Physics, Geosciences, Civil engineering and Chemistry departments.

During the plenary discussion stakeholders refined some of the recommendations regarding the integrated management of Ria de Aveiro and presented some suggestions regarding the effective implementation of their recommendations.

A report with the final results of the project, in local language (PT), was available for the participants of the meeting and will be available soon in digital format.

 
 
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Lagoons: Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in the context of climate change on Vimeo

It was lunch today on Vimeo the video, Lagoons: Integrated water resources and coastal zone management in the context of climate change.

To see the video follow the link: http://vimeo.com/106219066

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Recent conference state the need for better management of coastal zones

Coastal zones are due to their geographical context between the river and the sea flexible in their ability to cope with environmental change; however, nowadays they are under threat from human activities and climate change. This is partly due to climate change impacts (e.g. sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological changes) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures such as increased nutrient loads and coastal development. Coastal lagoons are under particular threatened as they receive nutrients from upstream agricultural activities and are attractive for development as tourist locations. Coastal lagoons are widespread in all parts of the world and represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented shore-parallel.

The International Conference ‘Between the River and the Sea’ focusing on these issues. It was held in Dundee, Scotland on September 16-18, 2014 and was hosted by the University of Dundee within the frame of the FP7-project LAGOONS. The conference attracted more than 50 participants (both scientists, decision takers and policy makers) from 10 European countries and Canada, South Africa and Japan.

At the end of the conference the participants agreed on the following statement:

There is a need to create an integrated vision for all European coastal areas and its drainage areas. More specifically there is a need for better coordination of transboundary waters and for a single coordinating unit for coastal zones management. Openness around data and information sharing is also needed in order to include citizens and stakeholders into the management of the lagoons. The science-policy interface should be improved and it is also necessary for better recognition of the connectivity from land, streams, rivers, lagoons and coastal zones.

Official group photo

Excursion to the River Tay Estuary with Professor Robert W. Duck

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Final meeting with Ria de Aveiro local stakeholders and end users

The Project LAGOONS is approaching the end in this frame a final meeting will be organized to present the final results of the project to Ria de Aveiro stakeholders and end users. The meeting will take place in the conferences room of the Department of Environment and Planning at the University of Aveiro on September 25th 2014, from 14:00 to 16:00.

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Ria de Aveiro biodiversity documentaries

Four videos regarding Ria de Aveiro biodiversity and its surrounding areas were produced and directed by the University of Aveiro in the frame of the project ‘do Ar à Água’ of the CESAM & Department of Biology, which is financed by Ciência Viva by the programme MEDIA CIÊNCIA, supported by COMPETE. The videos can be seen in Portuguese language but there is the option to set English subtitles.

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Conference “Between the River and the Sea: Integrated perspectives and Coastal Zone Management” programme

The conference “Between the River and the Sea: Integrated perspectives and Coastal Zone Management” programme is now available here

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Final Stakeholders Workshop – Vistula lagoon

On 9 July 2014 was held in Gdansk the final stakeholders workshop “Projected impact of climate change and socio-economic studies on the state of the Vistula Lagoon and Management Plan developed for the region of Vistula Lagoon based on the results obtained by both LAGOONS and ARCH projects”.

More information (in Polish): here

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Abstract submission for the conference “Between the River and the Sea: Integrated perspectives and Coastal Zone Management”

We would like to remind you all that the abstract submission for the conference “Between the River and the Sea: Integrated perspectives and Coastal Zone Management” is now open!

Kind Regards

P.S.
The conference date for abstract submission was now extended for other 2 weeks, until 29th June 2014

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