A PILOT STUDY OF THE USE OF SATELLITE OCEAN COLOUR IMAGERY FOR WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN OPTICALLY SHALLOW TROPICAL COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS

Lavender, Sam and Nunny, Rob and Tillett, Delia (2002) A PILOT STUDY OF THE USE OF SATELLITE OCEAN COLOUR IMAGERY FOR WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN OPTICALLY SHALLOW TROPICAL COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    The Watershed-Reef Interconnectivity Scientific Study (WRIScS, 1997 – 2001) has the objective of promoting a balance between sustainable land-use development and reef conservation in Belize, Central America. This technical report deals with the findings of a one year marine research programme funded by the European Union as an extension to the main project. The initial WRIScS programme addressed the effects of changing land-use on environmental conditions along the Barrier Reef, specifically investigating sediment-related effects. In arriving at their conclusion that to date there has been minimal impact on the reef, the WRIScS team and Working Group were anxious to emphasise the need for continued monitoring of the interconnectivity between human activity in the watersheds and impacts within the coastal zone. The positive result of the study was not seen as an excuse for complacency, but rather as a guide to the focus and prioritisation of future studies of the Belize aquatic environment.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: WRIScS 2002
      Subjects: (E) Hydrology
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3B) NGOs
      Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2015 15:42
      Last Modified: 26 Aug 2015 15:42
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1547

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