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Evaluation of sensors

NatureConnect to evaluate stationary and portable optical sensors for water monitoring

The Schlei estuary is a Baltic Sea inlet located in the northern part of Schleswig-Holstein. It exhibits a high nutrient load and poor ecological condition due to decades of pollution from agricultural and municipal sources, combined with a rather slow water exchange. The high nutrient concentration facilitates the growth of phytoplankton, which can trigger a strong cyanobacteria bloom in midsummer. This, in turn, can be hazardous to human health as well.

That’s why an upcoming project...

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Introducing a new initative for forested peatlands

Sustainable management of forested peatlands promotes climate protection

Intact forested peatlands are habitats that fulfill an important ecosystem function and provide a habitat for numerous plant and animal species. They remove carbon from the atmosphere via plants and store it for a long time. However, many of these biotopes in Schleswig-Holstein are currently in poor or very poor condition due to drainage. As a result, they have a negative climate balance and emit increasing amounts of CO₂ and N₂O into the atmosphere. This is yet another driver of the...

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