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Levels and trends in marine contaminants and their biological effects – CEMP Assessment report 2014

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The 2014-15 MIME roll-over assessed 7800 time series (of three years or more) in biota, of which 4728 were assessed for trends and 7074 for status, and 7341 time series in sediment, of which 4897 were assessed for trends and 6300 for status. A breakdown of trends and status by region and determinand is given in Tables 1-4. For most organics, the prevalent trend is downwards, with an occasional upward trend. For metals, the picture is more diverse, especially for Cd in biota and As, Cu in sediments. This was also the case in the 2013-14 assessment (OSPAR Monitoring and Assessment series, Levels and trends in marine contaminants and their biological effects – CEMP Assessment Report 2013;  https://www.ospar.org/documents?v=7366

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