Bonus EEIG

RECOCA

Reduction of Baltic Sea Nutrient Inputs and Cost Allocation within the Baltic Sea Catchment

RECOCA final report

RECOCA briefing on key results

Year 2 progress report
Year 1 progress report

For more relevant publications, visit www.bonusportal.org/publications (category BONUS+ reports).


Begin date 1.1.2009

End date 31.12.2011


Grant: 947 616€


RECOCA will provide scientific outputs that facilitate the implementation of ecosystem-based environmental management of the Baltic Sea, since most management decisions combating eutrophication have to be carried out in the catchment area of the Baltic Sea. To manage remedial actions involving 85 million people in a dozen countries spanning over 105 major watersheds analysis and modelling tools are necessary, which can address the full scope and the various spatiotemporal scales of the problem. The overall aim of the proposed study is (i) to simulate possible future riverine nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea in realistic river basin management scenarios, (ii) to estimate cost functions for load reductions and improvements in ecological indicators, and (iii) to suggest cost allocation schemes for countries within the Baltic Sea catchment. We will apply a nested hierarchical approach to simulate nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea in combination with abatement costs for the various measures ranging from farm scale over regional meso-scale river basin representing EU water districts and characteristic river basin types to entire drainage basins to the Baltic Sea.

 


Keywords

Eutrophication, load reductions, watershed modeling, cost allocation



List of Participants and Principal Scientists

Stockholm University, Sweden


Fredrik Wulff  (Coordinator)

National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark


Hans Estrup Andersen

Stockholm University, Sweden


Carl-Magnus Mörth

Stockholm University, Sweden


Christoph Humborg

University of Warsaw, Poland


Tomasz Zylicz

Bioforsk - Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway


Per Stålnacke

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden


Katarina Elofsson

Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia


Viesturs Jansons 

Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland


Adam Was



Please visit the RECOCA webpage for more information!