Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Short- and long-term effects of accidental oil pollution in waters of the Nordic countries
Responsible organisation
2008 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main objective of the present report is to support Nordic Countries with environmental impact assessments of accidental oil spills in Nordic areas, in the work to control and reduce the cause of these effects. The Nordic Seas have specific habitats with specialised key-species which have different sensitivities to oil spills. This report studies the short- and long-term effects of accidental oil spills in these habitats. Birds and questionably marine mammals are under greatest threat from both short- and long-term effects. The plankton community will also be affected, but is quickly re-established. The impact on pelagic fish is negligible in short term but not in a long time perspective, and benthic fauna will be practically unaffected by short-term effects. They can however in a long-term suffer significantly from settled oil slicks. In the foreseeable future the number of minor oil spills is likely to increase, as will the risk for major accidents. Thus there is a strong need for mapping and identifying important and sensitive species and habitat. With senistivity atlases for the Nordic seas and coastal areas precautious measures can be implemented to reduce the magnitude of the short- and long term impact from an oil spill

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2008. , 69 p.
Series
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2008:522
Keyword [fi]
ympäristö
Keyword [da]
Miljø
Keyword [is]
Umhverfi
Keyword [no]
Miljø
Research subject
Environment
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-1147DOI: 10.6027/TN2008-522ISBN: 978-92-893-1670-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-1147DiVA: diva2:701466
Available from: 2014-03-04 Created: 2014-03-04 Last updated: 2014-07-01

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(2452 kB)84 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 2452 kBChecksum SHA-512
4ca45a734b31bdbcaa22db97e2e9f4f635bf54aa9a36befe268562fe5320a120c03aac722ab96e07fb525e4fe3b8d9dae559d9c6eae074ce8f5f437243f02ff9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 84 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 323 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf