Project: Will the microbial filter prevent methane emissions from Baltic Sea coasts in a warmer future?
In a warmer future, there will be more methane production in sediments in coastal areas. Anaerobic oxidation of methane (microbial filter) will potentially increase its efficiency and consume part of the excess of methane. But will that increase be enough? Or will methane be released to the water and potentially the atmosphere? A unique, full-size experiment may bring some answers.