UBEST – Understanding the Biogeochemical buffering capacity of ESTuaries relative to climate change and anthropogenic inputs
FCT contribution (national funding): € 152 k
Start date: 1 July 2016
Duration: 36 months
Project website: http://ubest.lnec.pt/
UBEST aims at improving the global understanding of the biogeochemical buffering capacity of estuaries and its susceptibility to future scenarios of anthropogenic inputs and climate change. UBEST will effectively support the short and long-term management of these systems. This goal will be achieved by deploying observatories, which are emerging tools that integrate process-based numerical models and their results, and in-situ observations. To promote the generalization of the conclusions, two Portuguese case studies with very distinct characteristics will be assessed, the Tagus estuary and the Ria Formosa, a coastal lagoon.
The specific objectives of UBEST are:
The UBEST partnership comprises 2 organisations: LNEC and UAlg.
The CIMA researchers involved in UBEST are Alexandra Cravo, José Jacob and Alexandra Rosa