Monitoring programme: Contaminants
Programme topic: Biological effects of contaminants

Sub-programme: Imposex

NOTE: This sub-programme is still under development.


​table of contentS

Regional coordination

Purpose of monitoring

Monitoring concepts table

Assessment requirements

Data providers and access

References


Regional coordination

The monitoring of this sub-programme is: Partly coordinated


Purpose of monitoring (Q4k)

Follow up of progress towards:

Baltic Sea Action Plan​ (BSAP)​ ​ ​​Segments​Hazardous substances
​Ecological objectives

​​Concentrations of hazardous substances close to natural levels
Radioactivity at pre-Chernobyl level

Marine strategy framework directive (MSFD) ​ ​​Descriptors​​​D8 Contaminants
​Criteria (Q5a)
​8.1 Concentration of contaminants
​Features (Q5c)

Other features:
A description of the situation with regard to chemicals, including chemicals giving rise to concern, sediment contamination, hotspots, health issues and contamination of biota (especially biota meant for human consumption)

​​Pressures and impacts (Q5c)

​​

​​Activities (Q7a, Q7b)

 


Other relevant legislation (Q8a)
​Water Framework Directive



Assessment of: (Q4k)
State/Impacts​​Xtemporal trends,
spatial distribution,

status classification
Pressures
Human activities
causing the pressures

Effectiveness of measures


Scale of data aggregation for assessments: (Q10a)
HELCOM assessment unit Level 1: Baltic SeaX
​HELCOM assessment unit Level 2: SubbasinX
HELCOM assessment unit Level 3: Subbasins with coastal and offshore division​
HELCOM assessment unit Level 4: Subbasins with coastal WFD divisionX


Monitoring concepts table

Coordination
Elements
Q9a (Q5c)
Parameter
Q9b
Method
Q9c, Q9d
QA/QC
Q9e, 9f
Frequency
Q9h, 9i
Spatial resolution
Q 9g, 9i
Link to HELCOM core indicatorsLink to
MSFD GES characteristics

Q5b 
Spatial scope
Q4i
Monitoring started
Q4h
CPs monitoring
Regional (COMBINE)​Imposex in snails​Biological effects of contaminantsNational
OtherOther Tributyltin (TBT) and imposex
8.1.1 Concentration of the contaminants measured in the relevant matrix
EEZ
DK:1998
SE:2008

DK, SE



Brief description of monitoring


​Element / parameter

​MethodSE:

http://www.naturvardsverket.se/upload/stod-i-miljoarbetet/vagledning/miljoovervakning/Handledning/Metoder/Undersokningstyper/kust%20och%20hav/org_tennforening.pdf

QA/QC
Frequency​SE: Yearly
Spatial Scope

​SE: Coastal waters

Spatial resolution

​SE: 14 stations in the Baltic Sea, 7 in Öresund and Kattegat


assessmenT REQUIREMENTS

Monitoring requirements and gaps

Monitoring is to be carried out to fullfill assessment requirements, which are outlined e.g. in HELCOM core indicators. The requirements on monitoring can include number of stations, the sampling frequency and replication.

Monitoring
requirements
​Gaps



Adequacy for assessment of GES (Q5d)

Monitoring should provide adequate data and information  to enable the periodic assessment of environmental status, and distance from and progress towards GES as required by MSFD under Article 9 and 11.

​Adequate data?​
No
Established methods for assessment?

No
​Adequate understanding of GES?
​​No
Adequate capacity to perform assessments?
​No

 


Assessment of natural variability (Q5e)



Data providers and access

​Data access point

Data type (Q10c)

Data availability (Q10c)​


​Data access (Q10c)

​INSPIRE standard (Q10c)

When will data become available? (Q10c)
Data update frequency (Q10c)
​Yearly
Describe how the data and information from the programme will be made accessible to the EC/EEA
​​Contact points in the Contracting parties
​Has the data been used in HELCOM assessments?


 

REFERENCES