The Role of Freshwater Outflow in Coastal Marine Ecosystems

  • Stig Skreslet
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Opening Address

    1. Audun Sandberg
      Pages 1-2
  3. Invited Contributions

  4. Inshore Waters

  5. Marginal Seas

  6. Shelf Waters

  7. Group Reports

  8. Summary Contribution

  9. Recommendations

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 443-455

About these proceedings


Over the last decade or two marine scientists have become more aware of the role of freshwater outflow in coastal waters. Some have raised the question whether or not regulation of river flow may change the biological productivity in coastal marine ecosystems. The idea of organising a workshop to deal with this problem, arose from parallel concern in Norway and Canada, but it was soon recognised that the scientific interests were also shared by research groups in other countries. After the initial contacts had been made, it was agreed to establish a committee which should assist the workshop director in organising the workshop. The Organising committee consisted of K.F. Drinkwater, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada; S. Skreslet (workshop director), Nordland College, Norway; V.S. Smetacek, Institut fur Meereskunde an der Universitat Kiel, Germany; and H. Svendsen, University of Bergen, Norway. An Advisory committee was established to provide terms of reference for the Organising committee, with regard to the programme and selection of participants. This committee con­ sisted of J.B.L. Matthews (chairman), Scottish Marine Bio­ logical Association, U.K.; T.R. Parsons, University of British Columbia, Canada; R. S~tre, Institute of Marine Research, Nor­ way; M.M. Sinclair, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada; and W.S. Wooster, University of Washington, Canada.


Coast Meere Ocean Oceanography ecosystem marine

Editors and affiliations

  • Stig Skreslet
    • 1
  1. 1.Nordland CollegeMørkved BodøNorway

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70888-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70886-2
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