Atmospheric deposition fluxes to the Belgian marine waters originating from ship emissions : final report (SHIPFLUX)
Van Grieken, René
Earth and related Environmental sciences
Brussels : Federal Science Policy, 2012
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Anthropogenic pollution by atmospheric and riverine inputs triggers the phenomenon of coastal eutrophication (i.e., increased bio-productivity) in the Southern Bight of the North Sea, which is a serious environmental concern in present years. For the past decades, the atmospheric input has increased to an extent that it is commensurable to that of the riverine inputs (Rendell et al., 1993). Consequently, the contribution of atmospheric pollutants to coastal eutrophication initiates an increasing scientific and policy-related interest at intra and intergovernmental levels.