HELCOM ZEN QAI project was planned to terminate
in December 2013, but due to delays in starting the project as well as the
longer than expected time needed to analyse the results of the Ring test, the
project has been extended until December 2014.
Zooplankton is a major link in aquatic ecosystems and integral to food web dynamics, ecosystem productivity, nutrient and carbon cycling. With the position that zooplankton has in the food web – sandwiched between phytoplankton and fish (between eutrophication and overfishing) – data and understanding of zooplankton are a prerequisite for an ecosystem approach to management. This approach is a cornerstone to HELCOM, Baltic Sea Action Plan, Marine Strategy Framework Directive and EU Common Fisheries Policy.
The overarching aim of the project is to ensure and maintain high quality standard of the international Baltic regional zooplankton monitoring within the HELCOM COMBINE Programme and to assure data comparability and their effective usage. This will be achieved by:
Dr. Elena GorokhovaChair of HELCOM Zooplankton Expert Group Dept. of Applied Environmental Science Stockholm University S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +46 (8) 6747341
Ms. Ulla Li Zweifel
(Gear WG, State and Conservation WG)
email@example.comTel: +358 46 850 9198