Projects

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Disturbance Effects on the Harbour Porpoise Population in the North Sea (DEPONS)

The harbour porpoise is influenced by a wide range of anthropogenic disturbances, including noise from wind turbines and ships. This influences the individual animals’ ability to forage efficiently, which in turn affects their survival and the size of the population. The objective of the DEPONS project is to develop an agent-based population model for assessing the population effects of anthropogenic noise, with a focus on the impact of construction of wind farms in the North Sea. Read more about the project on PURE and depons.au.dk.


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The impact of pollutants on key species in the Baltic Sea (BaltHealth)

BONUS BALTHEALTH sets out to investigate multilevel food web impacts of man-made pollutants, animal-borne diseases, and climate change in order to quantifying powerful indicators of individual, population, and ecosystem health in the Baltic Sea. Read more about the project on PURE and Bonus Balthealth.


Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

AMAP is an international project that investigate the geographical and temporal trends in selected key predators in the Arctic environment. The assessments include aspects of source, transport and fate of important contaminants such as mercury, legacy persistent organic pollutants (POPs) as well as new and emerging contaminants of concern. Read more about the project at www.amap.no.


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ZORRO

ZORRO works to unveil the risk for hunters and wildlife consumers of acquiring zoonotic diseases, but also the risk of these zoonoses to be disseminated to the general public in the Arctic, furthermore it investigates possible links between accumulation of environmental chemicals in wildlife and the burden of diseases, incl. zoonoses. In its’ work, ZORRO involves multiple interdisciplinary fields and firmly embraces the “OneHealth” concept and approach. Read more about the nordic collaboration project ZORRO.


Livestreaming of harbour porpoises

Livestreaming - Harbour porpoises

A project with a purpose of bringing more awareness to the world of the Harbour porpoise and to let the sound of Little Belt into the lives of the public. Furthermore it gives the scientist the opportunity to learn more about the life of the harbour porpoise. The recordings will bring us more knowledge about how the porpoises use the area around the reef, and help us understand how underwater noise can affect the porpoises living in this highly trafficked area.