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H11 - General Biological Effects (Whole sediment bioassays, Sediment Pore-Water and Elutriate Bioassays, Water Bioassays,CYP1a, Lysosomal Stability, Liver Histopathology/ Macroscopic liver neoplasms,  Externally Visible Fish Diseases, Reproductive Success in Fish)

 
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[Table title]Name of monitoring programmeGeneral Biological Effects (Whole sediment bioassays, Sediment Pore-Water and Elutriate Bioassays, Water Bioassays,CYP1a, Lysosomal Stability, Liver Histopathology/ Macroscopic liver neoplasms,  Externally Visible Fish Diseases, Reproductive Success in Fish)
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programme

The General Biological Effects (Whole sediment bioassays, Sediment Pore-Water and Elutriate Bioassays, Water Bioassays,CYP1a, Lysosomal Stability, Liver Histopathology/ Macroscopic liver neoplasms,  Externally Visible Fish Diseases, Reproductive Success in Fish) monitoring is carried out within OSPAR's pre-Coordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme (CEMP) (Agreement 2016-01). Pre-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 pre-CEMP that certain components for hazardous substances are not monitored on a mandatory basis.
Pre-CEMP component H-11 sets out monitoring of general biological effects.

[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, NL, NO, SE, UK
[Contracting Parties supplying data] BE, DE, DK, FR, NL, NO, SE, UK
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.2010 - 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
marineSubdivision

[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
PresEnvContUPBTs
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants).All Contaminants
[Element Monitored] Effects of contaminants
[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.

CONC-B
CONC-S
CONC-W

[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OTH
OSP-025
[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?ICES WGBEC RingTests
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?Delayed
[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))https://ocean.ices.dk/OHAT/
[Data Custodian] ICES Datacentre
[Assessment Guidelines] 

https://ocean.ices.dk/oat/trDocuments/2019/help_ac_biota_biological_effects.html

https://ocean.ices.dk/oat/trDocuments/2019/help_methods_biota_biological_effects.html

[Assessment tools available] Background Reference Concentrations; Ecotoxicological Assessment Criteria
[Nature of data] Processed
H11 - General Biological Effects (Whole sediment bioassays, Sediment Pore-Water and Elutriate Bioassays, Water Bioassays,CYP1a, Lysosomal Stability, Liver Histopathology/ Macroscopic liver neoplasms, Externally Visible Fish Diseases, Reproductive Success in Fish)