Aarhus University is a scientific data centre for monitoring the aquatic environment in freshwater and marine areas. The university is responsible for monitoring the Danish sea areas, while the Danish Nature Agency monitors the freshwater, fjords and inland marine areas. Scientists at Aarhus University carry out research into the turnover and impact of nitrogen and phosphorus, the effects of selected environmentally hazardous substances, the sustainable use of water resources, marine mammals, and the restoration of lakes and streams. We also study the impact of the greenhouse effect on the aquatic environment, and build up mathematical models that can be used to estimate the development of the greenhouse effect.
DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy provides consultancy services for the public sector and other bodies regarding scientific issues in connection with the management of surface water and marine resources via the framework agreement between Aarhus University and the Danish Ministry of Food and Environment (available in Danish only).
On the topic of water, DCE provides consultancy services for the Danish Ministry of Food and Environment in the areas
Research into the aquatic environment is carried out in particular at the Department of Bioscience in the following fields: