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By Gerald Schernewski, Ulrich Schiewer

Between November 20 and 23, 2000, the workshop "Baltic Coastal Ecosystems - constitution, functionality and Coastal region administration" came about in Rostock, Ger­ many. The workshop was once organised through the Institute of Aquatic Ecology of the collage of Rostock and the Baltic Sea examine Institute Warnemiinde on be­ 1/2 the Wissenschafts-Verbund Umwelt (WVU) on the college of Rostock. It was once the 3rd trans-disciplinary occasion that attempted to hyperlink ecological and socio­ low in cost elements with recognize to the Baltic Sea. the 1st symposium used to be held in 1992, entitled "The way forward for the Baltic Sea - Ecology, Economics, Administra­ tion and Teaching", and the second one occasion happened in 1996, entitled "Sustainable improvement in Coastal areas - a comparability among North Atlantic Coast and Baltic Sea". The workshop "Baltic Coastal Ecosystems - constitution, functionality and Coastal quarter administration" attempted to supply an interdisciplinary discussion board for discussions, the alternate of principles and the presentation of medical effects with recognize to the Bal­ tic coast.

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Ribnitz-Damgarten:::::::::~:::::::::::::::::::::::::::,::::: : :::':::::'::::::::::::::: ' .... :: .. . .. .... .......... . .. . --.... .. ... - . . .. ,. . ...... . , .... .. ' , .... , ............... , .. . ........ , ....... , . ......... , ... , . , , ............ ' ...... , .. . _. ". , .. . , Fig. 5. Location of the connections between the Baltic and the Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain that were closed by human activities.

For the case of the Darss-Zingst Bodden Chain, Fig. 5 illustrates the main human impacts on the water exchange characteristics known so far. In 1395, an attack force of the Hanse cities of Rostock and Stralsund tried to close the connections between the Baltic and the Saaler Bodden in order to isolate the rival port of the non-Hanseatic city of Ribnitz from the Baltic Sea. They succeeded almost immediately at the "Permin". The "Darsser Kanal" or "Loop" became too narrow for ships after the attack, but was still open for limited water exchange until approx.

It is necessary to distinguish between the factors themselves and their causes, as human activity may influence more than one factor at the same time. For example, c1earcutting in parts of the catchment area will enhance erosion, increasing both nutrient and particulate matter content of the riverine inflow. Additionally, an altered runoff periodicity in estuarine systems can considerably influence the salinity amplitude. Regarding this, a factor analysis in a disturbed ecosystem of causes and effects is a demanding task.

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