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BE1 - Marine litter on beaches

 
FieldDescriptionValidated Entry
[Table title]Name of monitoring programmeMarine litter on beaches
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programmeOSPAR beach litter monitoring programme consists in surveying litter in 100 m stretches of coastline with set coordinates, every three months where feasible. All visible litter are identified and counted in order to provide information on the amount, composition, spatial distribution and trends of beach litter in the OSPAR area. This information is used to describe the quality status of the OSPAR area and assess good environmental status achievement. It is also used to evaluate the effects and effectiveness of measures taken at national and OSPAR level to reduce marine litter pollution at a wide scale, notably the OSPAR ML-RAP.
[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
BE, DE DK, FR, IE, IS, NL, NO, PT, SE, UK

[Contracting Parties supplying data] BE, DE DK, FR, IE, IS, NL, NO, PT, SE, UK
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.2002 - 9999
[Spatial scope]Spatial coverage of the programme according to the jurisdictional zones of marine waters.Terrestrial part of MS
[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
marineSubdivision

[Monitoring Purpose]

Purpose of the programme aimed at collecting data and information.Pressures in the marine environment
[MonitoringType]Type of monitoring (in-situ, remote sensing, etc.).In-situ sampling land/beach
[Indicator Metric]Feature(s) monitored (ecosystem components, pressures, activities).PresInputAll
PresInputLitter
PresEnvLitter
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants).Artificial polymer materials
Ceramics/pottery
Chemicals
Cloth/textile
Food waste
Glass/ceramics
Medical waste
Metal
Other materials
Paper/cardboard
Processed/worked wood
Rubber
Sanitary waste
Undefined
[Element Monitored] Other Physical Disruption - Marine Litter
[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.AMO-C
[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OSP-14
[MonitoringMethodOther]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring. 
[Quality Assurance Procedures in Place]In addition to a specified method, is there any additional Quality Assurance used?Other
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?Real time and delayed
[Data submission Frequency (and deadline)]Frequency of the monitoring3-monthly
[Applicable MSFD GES Criteria]Indicator(s) to which the programme contributes.D10C1
[Data Depository]Link to where monitoring data can be accessed (Art. 19(3)http://www.mcsuk.org/ospar/
[Data Custodian] Marine Conservation Society
[Assessment Guidelines] https://www.ospar.org/documents?d=37514
[Assessment tools available] LitteR :
https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/litteR/index.html
[Nature of data] Unprocessed
BE1 - Marine litter on beaches