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EMODnet Chemistry contributes to UNEP/ Map Quality Status Report 2017

EMODnet Chemistry contributed to the Quality Status Report 2017 of UNEP/MAP with a Case Study on Long-term variability along a trophic gradient in the North Adriatic Sea.

Data used in this case study were made available by EMODnet Chemistry, which gathers, standardizes and harmonizes data which are fragmented in several institutions, archived with different formats and measurement units.

Data on nutrients and chlorophyll collected since 1980 by several research and monitoring institutes were used to assess long-term evolution of eutrophication (according to Ecological Objective 5) over three decades (1980s, 1990s and 2000s) to contribute to the assessment of Good Environmental Status of marine waters as required by European directives (e.g. Water Framework Directive, Marine Strategy Framework Directive).