Title: Eutrophication in marine waters: harmonization of MSFD methodological standards at EU level
Authors: DOS SANTOS FERNANDES DE ARAUJO RITASOMMA FRANCESCAAIGARS J.AXE PHILIPBARTOLO ANGELADE CAUWER KARIENDEVREKER DAVIDFLEMING-LEHTINEN VIVIGARCIA-DENCHE LUCIAKNUDSEN-LEERBECK HELLEKRASNIEWSKI WOJCIECHLAZAR LUMINITALEFEBVRE ALIPS INGAMAGALETTI ERIKAMONCHEVA SNEJANAPAGOU POPIPRECALI ROBERTRUITER HANSWILKES ROBERT
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC117109
ISBN: 978-92-76-11224-2 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29854 EN
OP KJ-NA-29854-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC117109
DOI: 10.2760/437291
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) establishes the framework for the protection, conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment at the Union level. Because of its potential negative effects on the marine water quality, eutrophication is one of the criteria assessed under MSFD. This report presents the results of the joint work between JRC and a network of Member States (MS) eutrophication designated experts to assess the level of harmonization in Eutrophication methodological standards and threshold definition at regional and EU level. The information compiled at regional and national level showed that although methodologies are defined already for all the criteria, the degree of harmonization of methodological approaches across MS and regions is in some cases very low. In addition further developments are needed for some regions to agree on common indicators and threshold values. Based on these results the report highlights existing gaps and proposes recommendations to improve the eutrophication assessment framework at EU level.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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