Monitoring programme: ContaminantsProgramme topic: Biological effects of contaminants
NOTE: This sub-programme is still under development.
The monitoring of this sub-programme is: Partly coordinated
Coordinated monitoring guideline
Concentrations of hazardous substances close to
natural levelsRadioactivity at pre-Chernobyl level
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
Pressures and impacts (Q5c)
Activities (Q7a, Q7b)
SE: Coastal waters
SE: 14 stations in the Baltic Sea, 7 in Öresund and Kattegat
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.
Adequacy for assessment of GES (Q5d)
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.
Assessment of natural variability (Q5e)