Title: Biological Effects of Environmental pollution in marine coastal ecosystems

Funding Source: EU FP5

Budget IMBBC: 228,000€

Start / End Date: 2001 - 2004

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Project Progress: 100%

Principal Investigator:

Efthimia (Efi) Cotou

Research Directions:

Biomarkers and bioassays


The goal of this research programme is to evaluate the potential of using biological marker determined in marine organisms (fish, bivalves) as a means of assessment of chemical contamination and to investigate the socio-economic implications for certain selected zones for coastal communities dependent from marine resources. Different types of coastal European environments (Baltic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Sea) will be investigated by the participants who will co-operate on the three selected environments through a long term study