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RECOCA 2009-2011

The eutrophication of the Baltic Sea is a serious problem. In the past, various methods of reducing the amount of biogenic substances leaking into the Baltic Sea were identified, such as reducing the amount of chemical fertilizers in agriculture, municipal wastewater treatment plants, reconstructing wetlands along rivers, etc. Nevertheless, the Baltic Sea is a public good and therefore there is the need for coordinating activities of all the Baltic countries and for a common financing program in order to return the Baltic Sea to the state from the 1950s.

The aim of the RECOCA project is to work out cost-effective ways to perform this task. This means the identification of the most efficient methods and countries (or regions) where the methods can be applied at the lowest cost.

Read more on the project's website: http://www.bonusportal.org/research_projects/research_projects/recoca/