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In Danish marine waters eutrophication can to a large extent be attributed to excess nutrients flowing from upstream watersheds into coastal waters.

This assessment report describes and documents the effects and degree of nutrient enrichment and eutrophication status by adressing the questions:
  What is nutrient enrichment and eutrophication?
  What are the causes and actual effects?
  Temporal trends: what is natural variation and what is due to human activities?
  What has been done so far in Denmark to reduce eutrophication in Danish marine waters?
  How can the findings be used and transformed into an informed management strategy?

Definition, causes, effects and consequences of eutrophica-tion and a conceptual model of marine eutrophication.


Technical and scientific assessment of the eutrophication status and ecological quality objectives.


Existing national strategies and measures implemented to abate nutrient enrichment and eutrophication.


The overall eutrophication status of the Danish marine waters and possible future actions.


Danish Environmental Protection Agency & National Environmental Research Institute