Title: Marine Litter : Technical Recommendations for the Implementation of MSFD Requirements
Authors: PIHA HENNA EMILIAHANKE GeorgGALGANI FrancoisWERNER StefanieALCARO LuigiMATTIDI MarcoFLEET DavidKAMIZOULIS GeorgeMAES ThomasOSTERBAAN LexTHOMPSON RichardVAN FRANEKER Jan AndriesMOUAT JohnMEACLE MaryCARROLL ChrisDETLOFF Kim CorneliusKINSEY SueNILSSON PerSHEAVLY SebaSVÄRD BoVEIGA Joana MiraMORISON SarahKATSANEVAKIS STYLIANOS MARIOSLOPEZ-LOPEZ LuciaPALATINUS AndrejaSCOULLOS Michael
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC Publication N°: JRC67300
ISBN: 978-92-79-21801-9 (print), 978-92-79-21802-6 (PDF)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print), 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 25009 EN
OPOCE LB-NA-25009-EN-C (print), LB-NA-25009-EN-N (PDF)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC67300
DOI: 10.2788/92438
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: As a follow up to the Commission Decision on criteria and methodological standards on good environmental status (GES) of marine waters (Commission Decision 2010/477/EU), the Marine Directors requested Directorate General Environment in 2010 to establish a technical subgroup under the Working Group on GES in relation to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC (WG GES) for further development of Descriptor 10 Marine Litter and Descriptor 11 Noise/Energy. This report compiles the recommendations regarding Descriptor 10, Marine Litter. The implementation of provisons under MSFD Descriptor 10 as described in the Commission Decision 2010/477/EU is in its first step depending on the availability of appropriate monitoring tools.The group has investigated the monitoring approaches for marine litter and provides a set of monitoring tools which can be employed for that purpose.There are gaps in the regional applicability and differences in the maturity of some tools. There is need for further harmonization and collaborative activities in order to allow EU MS the future reporting of environmental trends and thus the verification of measures against marine litter.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability



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