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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.  


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