From MarineBiotech Infopages
(1) An increase in the supply of organic matter.
nutrients, especially nitrogen and/or phosphorus and organic matter, causing an increased growth of algae and higher forms of plant life to produce an adverse deviation in structure, function and stability of organisms present in the water and to the quality of water concerned, compared to reference conditions.
High primary production boosted by eutrophication usually leads to oxygen depletion caused by decay of organic matter.
Articles on eutrophication
- Eutrophication in coastal environments
- What causes eutrophication?
- Nutrient conversion in the marine environment
- Which resource limits coastal phytoplankton growth/ abundance: underwater light or nutrients?
- Marine microorganisms
- Threats to the coastal zone
- Coastal pollution and impacts
- Possible consequences of eutrophication
- Algal bloom
- Algal bloom dynamics
- Case studies eutrophication
- In situ monitoring of eutrophication
- Real-time algae monitoring
- Optical measurements in coastal waters
- Nutrient analysers
- Differentiation of major algal groups by optical absorption signatures
- Sampling tools for the marine environment
- FerryBox - Continuous and automatic water quality observations along transects
- Determining coastal water constituents from space
- Detecting the unknown - novelty detection of exceptional water reflectance spectra
- Estimation of spatial distribution of phytoplankton in the North Sea
- The Baltic Algae Watch System - a remote sensing application for monitoring cyanobacterial blooms in the Baltic Sea
- OSPAR and eutrophication
- OSPAR eutrophication assessment
- European policy on eutrophication: introduction
- European Context of Nutrient Dynamics
- Eutrophication related monitoring tasks and WFD for coastal waters in Greece
- Nixon, S. W. (1995) Coastal marine eutrophication: a definition, social causes, and future concerns. Ophelia, 41, 199–219.[ISI]
- HELCOM webpage, 2006 
- Andersen, J. H., Schlüter, L. and Ærtebjerg, G. (2006) Coastal eutrophication: recent developments in definitions and implications for monitoring strategies. J. Plankton Res. 28(7): 621-628.