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SECOS - TP 9 (4.1): SECOS: Water and sediment quality indicators and objectives

SECOS-Workpackage 4 shall help a) to utilize and maintain ecosystem services in the seas against the background of increasing pressure and Climate Change; b) to improve our knowledge about the impact of Global Change and  help to improve our predictive capacity and c) support the implementation of an integrative and sustainable marine policy and an Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM).

The objectives of 4.1 'Ecosystem quality indicators and thresholds' are a) evaluation and further development of indicators and thresholds for water and sediment quality in the Baltic Sea, b) quantification of the role of temporal variability and long-term changes on quality objectives, c) regionalization of thresholds for coastal water types and water bodies, d) provision of quality threshold maps for a good water quality status in the western Baltic Sea e) model based assessments, whether the new Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) riverine load reduction objectives would meet the targets in the western Baltic Sea and would fulfil requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and f) suggestions towards an integration of the MSFD, BSAP and Water Framework Directive approaches.  

Publikationen

  • Schernewski, G., E. Robbe. Ecosystem Service Assessment in European Coastal and Marine Policies. In: Southern Baltic Coastal Systems Analysis. Ecological Studies 246, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-13682-5, 10.1007/978-3-031-13682-5
  • Friedland, R. and M. v. Weber (2015). Wasserqualitäts- und Nährstoffreduktionsziele für die deutsche Ostsee. Wasser u. Abfall 17: 10-15, doi: 10.1007/s35152-015-0591-7
  • Friedland, R. (2015). Empfohlener Zielwert für den Stickstoffeintrag : durchschnittliche Chlorophyll-a-Konzentration im Sommer in Mikrogramm pro Liter, Gebiete Ostsee, deutsche Ostseeküste. In: World Ocean Review 4. Hamburg: maribus: Abb. 2.27
  • Newton, A., J. Icely, S. Cristina, A. Brito, A. C. Cardoso, F. Colijn, S. Dalla Riva, F. Gertz, J. Würgler Hansen, M. Holmer, K. Ivanova, E. Leppäkoski, D. Melaku Canu, C. Mocenni, S. Mudge, N. Murray, M. Pejrup, A. Razinkovas, S. Reizopoulou, A. Pérez-Ruzafa, G. Schernewski, H. Schubert, L. Carr, C. Solidoro, P. Viaroli and J.-M. Zaldívar (2014). An overview of ecological status, vulnerability and future perspectives of European large shallow, semi-enclosed coastal systems, lagoons and transitional waters. Estuar. coast. shelf sci. 140: 95-122, doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2013.05.023
  • Hirt, U., J. Mahnkopf, M. Gadegast, L. Czudowski, U. Mischke, C. Heidecke, G. Schernewski and M. Venohr (2014). Reference conditions for rivers of the German Baltic Sea catchment: reconstructing nutrient regimes using the model MONERIS. Reg. environ. change 14: 1123-1138, doi:10.1007/s10113-013-0559-7
  • Schernewski, G., R. Friedland, M. Carstens, U. Hirt, W. Leujak, G. Nausch, T. Neumann, T. Petenati, S. Sagert, N. Wasmund and M. v. Weber (2015). Implementation of European marine policy : new water quality targets for German Baltic waters. Mar. policy 51: 305-321, doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2014.09.002