Master and PhD programmes in water and coastal management at the University of Cádiz under Erasmus Mundus initiative: an approach to high European educational programmes for managers and researchers
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Water and coastlines are shared by all of us, so that the activities in land-locked countries may affect the coastlines far away, in another country. There is therefore a global need for professionals with an understanding of the issues and pressures for appropriate management. The course objective is to train managers and scientists for the Integrated River Basin and Coastal Zone Management, including the Water Framework Directive implementation and sustainability.

Coastal water quality monitoring in Cyprus using satellite remote sensing
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Knowledge of the current ecological state is of vital importance for coastal zone management. Due to the optical complexity of coastal waters compared to the open ocean, more sophisticated instruments and algorithms are needed to derive relevant variables. Satellite remote sensing allows the spatial and temporal assessment of various physical, biological and ecological parameters of water bodies on global and regional scales.

An integrated modeling procedure for thermal discharges into coastal waters
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
An integrated modeling procedure is presented for the calculation of the hydrodynamics and the excess temperature of coastal waters, during the discharge of cooling waters from power stations. The procedure, which consists of five steps, involves the use of two models.

Geostatistical analysis for assessing eutrophication trends: a case study in the Strait of Lesvos, Greece
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Available oceanographic information of the Eastern Mediterranean indicates low nutrient and primary productivity values as well as low benthic and fish biomass. However, inshore waters are strongly influenced by urbanisation and industrial activities leading to the degradation of the ecological status of the estuarine and coastal systems. In this study, water samples were collected in the coastal area of the Strait of Lesvos, Greece in July 2008 anddetermination of chlorophyll a and Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen concentrations was performed.

Rapid and efficient removal of boron from deep sea water using synthesized polymer resin
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The present investigation aims to treat the deep sea water using the polymeric resins synthesized in the laboratory. The resin was characterized with IR analysis and the morphology was discussed with SEM images. Further, the resin was distributed in three different bead sizes i.e., 0.25 mm, 0.5 mm and 1.0 mm as to assess their removal efficiency for the boron.

Sorption kinetics of PAH by using various sorbents
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
Polycyclic aromatic hyrocarbons (PAH), which are a large group of organic compounds with two or more fused rings, are an important threat to the environment. They occur in the aquatic environment as the result of oil spills, ship traffic, pyrolytic processes, domestic and industrial wastewater discharges.

The impact of mining activities in the quality of coastal sea waters
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The quality of coastal sea waters downstream of a major mixed sulphide mining and milling industrial facility located in North-Aegean Sea of Greece was examined. The factors influencing the quality of coastal waters are the natural mineralization, the remains of past mining activities, the washout phenomena following precipitation events and the discharge of the treated mine waters.

Implementation of an integrated environmental management system in the Piraeus port
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The object of this paper is to present and describe the efforts of the port of Piraeus to transform itself to a port with an integrated environmental management system. The port has set in the core of its environmental efforts the realization of the vision of a high standards port, both in economic and environmental performance, respecting in parallel its employees, port users and neighbours.

Development and application of environmental management systems in ports
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The benefits of adopting a management approach are widely reported and significantly accepted by many leading industrial companies and organizations. Towards this direction, many ports currently seek to respond timely to the new global trend: the integration of the environmental protection and sustainable principles into a port authority’s daily operation.

Biochemical blood parameters: are they effective biomarkers of monitoring fish condition?
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
The use of biomarkers has become attractive and useful for monitoring environmental quality and health of fish inhabiting polluted ecosystems. Among them, plasmatic biochemical parameters could be a promissory indicator of fish health condition. The question that arises is if these parameters can be applied to chronic toxicity. In this study we investigated the use of plasmatic biochemical parameters as indicators of fish chronic exposure to metals.

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