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EurOCEAN 2000
The European Conference on Marine Science and Ocean Technology

Hamburg, Germany
29 August - 2 September 2000

Summary Session D

Some highlights from the session: Technology and management approaches for European Seas

  • A description of holography techniques for marine science of interest for applications on board vessels.
  • Development of space borne remote sensing methods to observe substances (e.g. oil spills) in a river plume in the N.W. Mediterranean (river Llobregat).
  • Geothechnical properties of sediments (porosity, density, grain diameter) can be well observed by their seismo-acoustic response. Especially the anomaly in the influence of pressure on the response was investigated and some reason for this discussed.
  • The use of fluorescent dye to observe DNA molecular breaks, applied to marine sponges. The method will have commercial applications.
  • About the biological treatment of waste water. The aim of the method is to reach water purity so that it can be reused. The method is modular (bioreaction and microfiltration), hence the name bio-filt.
  • What to do with dredged harbour sediments? The answer is to make bricks of it. Technical and commercial feasibility was shown.
  • A paper on " a U.S commitment to building ocean partnerships and an integrated ocean observing system" very much like EuroGOOS could be described as a US GOOS. Contacts across the Atlantic are encouraged.


EurOCEAN 2000 | Joint Actions - Environment & Climate / MAST - Events | 30.08.2000

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