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Evaluation of Anthropogenic Pollution in Harbour Areas


  • Fani Sakellariadou


Harbors are coastal areas with significant anthropogenic pollutant loads causing ecological and human health risk. Seabed sediments have the potential to act as final trap of any contaminant introduced in the seawater column. Environmental quality improvement and decision making process achievement ask for quantification, control and elimination of marine contaminants. The necessary procedure steps include implementation of suitable legislative framework, adoption of an environmental management scheme that would eliminate environmental impacts and enhance operating efficiency, and application of the powerful tools of environmetrics and bio indices allowing to anthropogenic and natural impacts to be successfully revealed.

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  • Fani Sakellariadou, 2013. "Evaluation of Anthropogenic Pollution in Harbour Areas," International Journal of Maritime, Trade & Economic Issues (IJMTEI), International Journal of Maritime, Trade & Economic Issues (IJMTEI), vol. 0(1), pages 59-66.
  • Handle: RePEc:ers:ijmtei:v:i:y:2013:i:1:p:59-66

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    1. Wooldridge, Christopher F. & McMullen, Christopher & Howe, Vicki, 1999. "Environmental management of ports and harbours -- implementation of policy through scientific monitoring," Marine Policy, Elsevier, vol. 23(4-5), pages 413-425, July.
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    Environmental impact; geostatistics; harbor; index; pollutant; sediment;

    JEL classification:

    • K32 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Energy, Environmental, Health, and Safety Law
    • Q50 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - General


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