Title: Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Task Group 8 Contaminants and Pollution Effects
Authors: LAW RobinHANKE GeorgANGELIDIS MichaelBATTY JohnBIGNERT AndersDACHS JordiDAVIES IanDENGA YuriyDUFFEK AnjaHERUT BarakHYLLAND KetilLEPOM PeterLEONARDS PimMEHTONEN JukkaPIHA HENNA EMILIAROOSE PatrickTRONCZYNSKI JacekVELIKOVA VioletaVETHAAK Dick
Editors: PIHA HENNA EMILIA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC58087
ISBN: 978-92-79-15648-9
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24335 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-24335-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC58087
DOI: 10.2788/85887
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) (MSFD) requires that the European Commission (by 15 July 2010) should lay down criteria and methodological standards to allow consistency in approach in evaluating the extent to which Good Environmental Status (GES) is being achieved. ICES and JRC were contracted to provide scientific support for the Commission in meeting this obligation. A total of 10 reports have been prepared relating to the descriptors of GES listed in Annex I of the Directive. Eight reports have been prepared by groups of independent experts coordinated by JRC and ICES in response to this contract. In addition, reports for two descriptors (Contaminants in fish and other seafood and Marine Litter) were written by expert groups coordinated by DG SANCO and IFREMER respectively. A Task Group was established for each of the qualitative Descriptors. Each Task Group consisted of selected experts providing experience related to the four marine regions (the Baltic Sea, the North-east Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea) and an appropriate scope of relevant scientific expertise. Observers from the Regional Seas Conventions were also invited to each Task Group to help ensure the inclusion of relevant work by those Conventions. This is the report of Task Group 8 Contaminants and Pollution Effects.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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