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Research Area:
Ecology
Title:
Assessment of the environmental status of the coastal and marine aquatic environment in Europe: A plea for adaptive management
Description:
Policymakers and managers have a very different philosophy and approach to achieving healthy coastal and marine ecosystems than scientists. In this paper we discuss the evolution of the assessment of the chemical status in the aquatic environment and the growing rift between the political intention (precautionary principle) and scientific developments (adaptive and evidence-based management) in the context of the pitfalls and practicalities confronting the current Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The conclusion is that policymakers and water managers should move with the times and take on board new techniques that scientists are using to assess chemical status and apply new scientific developments in assessment studies of the chemical status. These new techniques, such as bioassays, are cheaper than the classic approach of checking whether concentrations of certain individual priority compounds comply with permissible thresholds. Additionally, they give more insight into the real impacts of chemical compounds. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Creation date:
20 June 2018, 13:26 (last modification:28 November 2018, 07:40)
Credits:
CNR-ISMAR
Research Object Type:
Bibliographic Research Object
Purpose:
bibliographic reference
Access level:
Open access
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Copyright holder:
ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Dates covered:
01 January 2012
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Content based annotations
Concept:
Assessment,environment,management,status
Domain:
chemistry
Frequent expression:
aquatic environment,priority compound
Place:
Europe
Organisation:
Elsevier Ltd.