Marine Strategy Framework Directive. task group 8 : report contaminants and pollution effects
|Author(s)||Law R., Hanke Georg, Angelidis Michael, Batty J., Bignert A., Dachs J., Davies I., Denga Y., Duffek A., Herut B., Hylland K., Lepom Peter, Leonards P., Mehtonen J., Piha Henna, Roose J., Tronczynski Jacek, Velikova V., Vethaak D.|
|Publisher||Office for Official Publications of the European Communities|
|Note||JRC N°: JRC58087 ISBN: 978-92-79-15648-9 ISSN: 1018-5593 Other Identifiers: EUR 24335 EN OPOCE LB-NA-24335-EN-N 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.