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H5 - Brominated Flame Retardants concentrations in sediment and biota

FieldDescriptionValidated Entry
[Table title]Name of monitoring programmeBrominated Flame Retardants concentrations in sediment and biota
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programme

The brominated flame retardants concentrations in sediment and biota monitoring is carried out within OSPAR's Coordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme (CEMP) (Agreement 2016-01). CEMP monitoring work on hazardous substances comprises monitoring and assessment of the sources and pathways of contaminants and their concentrations and effects in the marine environment.
OSPAR has  agreed within the context of the CEMP that certain components for hazardous substances are to be monitored on a mandatory basis, subject to clearly defined and agreed conditions.
CEMP component H-5 sets out monitoring of brominated flame retardants hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) BDE 28, BDE 47, BDE 66, BDE 85, BDE 99, BDE 100, BDE 153, BDE 154 and BDE 183 in biota and sediment, and BDE 209 in sediment.

[OtherPoliciesConventions]Monitoring for other Union legislation or international agreements that contributes to the programme.OSP-CEMP
[Contracting Parties monitoring]

Which other countries are involved in practical implementation of this monitoring programme, and what is the degree of cooperation.

Coordinated data collection
[Contracting Parties supplying data] BE, DE, DK, ES, IE, IS, NL, NO, PT, SE, UK
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.1990 - 9999
[Spatial scope]Spatial coverage of the programme according to the jurisdictional zones of marine waters.EEZ (or similar, e.g. Contiguous Zone, Fishing Zone, Ecological Protection Zone)
[Aggregation of Data]At which scale can the data from the sub-programme be aggregated for environmental assessments?Sub-region
[MarineReportingUnit]Area(s) where the programme takes place.marineSubregion

[Monitoring Purpose]

Purpose of the programme aimed at collecting data and information.Environmental state and impacts
Pressures in the marine environment
[MonitoringType]Type of monitoring (in-situ, remote sensing, etc.).In-situ sampling offshore
[Indicator Metric]Feature(s) monitored (ecosystem components, pressures, activities).PresEnvContNonUPBTs
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants).Hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDD)
BDE 28 (2,4,4-tribromodiphenyl ether)
BDE 47 (2,2’,4,4’-tetrabromodiphenyl ether)
BDE-66 (2,3',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether)
BDE 85 (2,2’,3,4,4’-pentabromodiphenyl ether)
BDE 99 (2,2’,4,4’,5-pentabromodiphenyl ether)
BDE 153 (2,2’,4,4’,5,5’-hexabromodiphenyl ether)
BDE 154 (2,2’,4,4’,5,6’-hexabromodiphenyl ether)
BDE-183 (2,2',3,4,4',5',6-heptabromodiphenyl ether)
[Element Monitored] 

Introduction of synthetic and non-synthetic substances and compounds

[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.CONC-B
[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OTH
[MonitoringMethodOther]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.CEMP guidelines for coordinated monitoring for hazardous substances (Agreement 2016-04)
[Quality Assurance Procedures in Place]In addition to a specified method, is there any additional Quality Assurance used?External laboratory proficiency testing scheme: QUASIMEME
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?Delayed mode
[Data submission Frequency (and deadline)]Frequency of the monitoringYearly
[Applicable MSFD GES Criteria]Indicator(s) to which the programme contributes.D8C1
[Data Depository]Link to where monitoring data can be accessed (Art. 19(3))
[Data Custodian] ICES Datacentre
[Assessment Guidelines]

[Assessment tools available]

[Nature of data] Processed
H5 - Brominated Flame Retardants concentrations in sediment and biota