OSPAR request on JAMP Eutrophication monitoring guidelines
Revised versions of the JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines: Chlorophyll in Water and the JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines: Benthos are attached as Annexes. Advice is also provided on parts of the JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines: Nutrients but ICES considers it premature to revise the document at this time. Eutrophication is one of the 11 descriptors of good environmental status that is addressed under the European Union’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive. A Task Group has been convened to provide recommendations to the European Commission on criteria and methodological standards necessary to assess progress in achieving good environmental status with respect to eutrophication. Therefore ICES recommends that OSPAR await the outcome of that activity in early 2010 before seeking further advice on this subject.
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