From MarineBiotech Infopages
(1) An increase in the supply of organic matter.
(3) The enrichment of water by nutrients, especially nitrogen and/or phosphorus and organic matter, causing an increased growth of algae and higher forms of plant life to produce an unacceptable deviation in structure, function and stability of organisms present in the water and to the quality of water concerned, compared to reference conditions.
Articles on eutrophication
- Eutrophication in coastal environments
- What causes eutrophication?
- Continental Nutrient Sources and Nutrient Transformation
- Which resource limits coastal phytoplankton growth/ abundance: underwater light or nutrients?
- Nutrient dynamics
- Threats to the coastal zone
- Coastal pollution and impacts
- Possible consequences of eutrophication
- Algal bloom
- Case studies eutrophication
- Monitoring the water quality of coastal waters with automatic equipment
- 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
- Coupled hydrodynamic - water quality - ecological modelling
- Modelling marine and coastal eutrophication
- 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.