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OSPAR – Intermediate Assessment 2017 (IA2017)

Prof Colin MoffatConvenor of ICG MAQ

Dr Jo FodenOSPAR Secretariat

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OSPAR Commission16 Contracting Parties

• Belgium• Denmark• Finland• France• Germany• Iceland• Ireland• Luxembourg• The Netherlands• Norway• Portugal• Spain• Sweden• Switzerland• The United Kingdom• European Union

OSPAR Maritime Area and Regions: Region I: Arctic WatersRegion II: Greater North Sea Region III: Celtic Seas Region IV: Bay of Biscay/Iberian Coast Region V: Wider Atlantic

Not an EU Member State

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The North East Atlantic Strategy. OSPAR Agreement 2010-3

JAMP 2014 - 2021 OSPAR Agreement 2014-02

EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) (Directive 2008/56/EC)

Commission Decision 2010/477/EU concerning MSFD criteria for assessing GES

Dual Procedures – Single Track

JAMPMSFD

dynamic oceans and seas which are clean, healthy and productive

clean & healthy

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Eutrophication Strategy

HASEC

Hazardous Substances

Strategy

HASEC

A Strategy for the Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme (JAMP)

Theme A – CoG; BDC, EIHA, OIC, RSC, HASEC for their respective Theme

Biodiversity and Ecosystem

Strategy

BDC and EIHA

OSPAR Strategies and Committees

Offshore Industry Strategy

OIC

Radioactive Substances Strategy

RSC

NEAS

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Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme (JAMP)

Section I: overall strategy, objectives for 2014-2021 and the longer term, guiding principles, the means to ensure scientific quality, the relationship with marine research, and the programme management

Section II: for each of six themes, details the issues to be addressed, the monitoring programmes to be implemented, the monitoring and assessment tools to be developed, the information and data collection to be undertaken and the assessments reports or products to be produced.

OSPAR Agreement 2014-02

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General Assessments from OSPAR Strategies and MSFD GES

NotGES

GoodEnv

Status(GES)

MSFDD1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6D7 D8D9 D10D11

DX

DX

DX

Y Criteria

Z IndicatorsMSFD Descriptor Definitions

For GES Descriptor X

OSPAR Strategies/CEMPs for relevant OSPAR Theme Assessments

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Celtic Seas

Macaronesia

Macaronesia

Black Sea

Baltic Sea

Aegean-Levantine SeaWestern Mediterranean Sea

Bay of Biscay andthe Iberian Coast

Ionian Sea and the Central Mediterranean Sea

GreaterNorth Sea

Adriatic Sea

30°E20°E10°E0°10°W20°W30°W

40°N

30°N

20°N

Representation of the marine regions and subregions of MSFD Article 4, and the marine waters of Member States according to Article 3(1) and as reported by Member States

Baltic Sea

North-east Atlantic Ocean

Mediterranean Sea

Greater North Sea, incl. the Kattegat and the English Channel

Celtic Seas

Bay of Biscay and the Iberian Coast

Macaronesia

Western Mediterranean Sea

Adriatic Sea

Ionian Sea and the Central Mediterranean Sea

Aegean-Levantine Sea

MSFD outer boundary status

Median line, 200 nm limit or continental shelf claim not yet agreed by treaty

Agreed by treaty

Black Sea

100% shading: seabed, subsoil and water column66% shading: seabed and subsoil only33% shading: outside MS marine waters / third countries / WFD transitional waters

Representation of the marine regions and subregions of MSFD Article 4, and the marine waters of Member States according to Article 3(1) and as reported by Member States

OSPAR Region

MSFD Subregions

I Celtic Seas (small %)

II Greater North Sea

III Celtic Seas

IV Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast

V Macronesia, Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast

Comparison of Areas

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Committee/ group

Product/decision Date

ICG-MAQ Guidance provided on

- Structure of the IA2017

- The Assessment sheet structure/ template with explanatory notes

- Assessment units

- Timetable for delivery of assessment products

Spring 2015

Thematic committee meetings e.g. BDC, HASEC, EIHA

Thematic committees recommend to OSPAR Commission which indicators and other thematic assessments will feature in the IA 2017.

For the identified assessments develop detailed work plans to ensure delivery of a draft assessment sheet to the 2016 committee meeting.

Spring 2015

ICGs/ Working groups

Start assessment process Spring 2015

COG Review contents and structure of the IA2017 from committees May 2015OSPAR 2015 Conclusion on which indicators/ thematic assessments will feature in the

IA 2017

Decision on overall structure and outline of content of the IA 2017

29th May 2015 (document deadline)

OSPAR 22-27 June 2015

ICGs and working groups

Finalise draft assessment sheets Between OSPAR 2015 and thematic committee meetings in Spring 2016

NOW!!! YIKES

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Committee/group

Product/decision Date

ICG-MAQ Initial outline draft of “top and tail” Autumn 2015

Thematic committee meetings e.g. BDC, HASEC, EIHA

Review and agree completed assessments sheets

Identify any data gaps and address deficiencies. Make arrangements to address these.

Spring 2016

ICGs and working groups

Finalise assessments if necessary By end August 2016

OSPAR 2016 Decides on final draft content based on completed assessment sheets and other contributions

June 2016

TBC (CoG? Committees’ written procedure? Or Webex?)

Sign off of any revised/ updated assessment sheets. September 2016

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Committee/ group Product/decision DateICG-MAQ Oversee compilation and finalisation of IA 2017 (supported by

thematic committees and ICGs/working groups – checking drafts, providing updates where new data are available.)

Thematic drafts to be finalised for submission to Committees in spring 2017

June 2016 to thematic committees in Spring 2017

ICG-MAQ Final editing of text IA 2017 Spring 2017Thematic committee meetings e.g. BDC, HASEC, EIHA

Sign off of final relevant sections of IA2017 Spring 2017

ICG-MAQ Final review, compilation and preparation for publication Late spring 2017OSPAR 2017 IA2017 adopted June 2017Contracting Parties IA2017 sent out for national consultation as part of Article 8

assessmentAutumn 2017

ICGs, working groups and Thematic committee meetings e.g. BDC, HASEC, EIHA

Review consultation responses and provide update if required. New assessments to be considered for inclusion

Spring 2018

ICG-MAQ Editorial adjustments of IA 2017 if required Spring 2018OSPAR 2018 Post consultation IA2017 adopted June 2018

Time for a rest – Ah, but, what about the EEA State of European Seas Report in 2019 and QSR 2021?

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OSPAR Common Indicators

OSPAR Region Number Descriptors

II, III, IV 17D1/6, D5, 8, D10, D11

IV 4 D1, D4, D5III 6 D1, D4

II 14D1, D1/6, D5, D8, D10

Total = 41

Link to HELCOM Core (30) Indicators

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D1/6 BentHab2 Multi-metric indicesD5 nutr conc Winter nutrient concentrationsD5 chlorophyl Chlorophyll concentration D5 oxygen OxygenD8 metals (biota) Metal (Hg, Cd, Pb) concentrations in biota D8 metals (sedim) Metal (Hg, Cd, Pb) concentrations in sedimentD8 PCBs (biota) PCB concentrations in biota D8 PCBs (sedim) PCB concentrations in sedimentsD8 PAHs (sedim) PAHs concentrations in sediments D8 PAHs (biota) PAHs concentrations in biota other than fishD8 Organotin (sedim) Organotin concentrations in sedimentsD8 PBDE (biota) PBDE concentrations in biotaD8 PBDE (sedim) PBDE concentrations in sedimentsD8 imposex Imposex/intersexD10 on beach Beach litterD10 on seabed Litter on the seabedD11 impulsive noise Impulsive noise

OSPAR Wide Common Indicators

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Geographical Scales for assessment and reportingLevel 0 OSPAR Maritime Area (As of 5 days ago)

Level 1 OSPAR Regions (I – V)

Level 2 subdivision of OSPAR Regions

Level 3 offshore areas of coastal influence

Level 4 Country specific – can be WFD waterbodies if CP desires(As of 5 days ago)

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Level 0 OSPAR Maritime Region

Level 0

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Level 1: OSPAR Regions

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Level 2: sub division of OSPAR Regions

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Level 3: Area of Coastal Influence

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Level 4: Country Specific, Can be WFD Coastal Waters

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Level 4: zoom in on North Sea

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Anomalies still to be addressed

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Building blocks of IA2017Chapter 1 Introduction, including:

• North-East Atlantic Environment Strategy• Intermediate Assessment 2017• How the IA2017 contributes to the MSFD• Common Indicators

Chapter 2 Climate change/Prevailing Physiographic Conditions

Chapter 3 Socioeconomic characteristic of the OSPAR area

Chapter 4 Human Activities

Chapter 5 Biodiversity Status

Chapter 6 Ecosystem assessment

Chapter 7 Conclusions and Recommendations

NOT A MINI QSR

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Assessment sheets• Online report only

• 2-page summary assessments, underpinned by extended data and information

Content ExampleSheet reference

Assessment ID (to be completed by Secretariat)

Contributing countries

Countries that have contributed to the assessment. Complete using two letter ISO country codes.

Title Assessment XXX: NAME e.g. ‘Common Indicator PH-1: Plankton Life Forms’.

Subtitle 1 Component from a list (TBC) descriptor (e.g. food webs, marine litter) or thematic assessment (e.g. radioactive discharges, MPAs)

Subtitle 2 MSFD criterion e.g. ‘1.2 Population size’Subtitle 3 Region of the assessment (using the ‘hierarchical’ scales unique identifier, if adopted)

Area of applicability – shown as a small mapKey message Describe what the indicator shows (what is the headline trend) – 50 words maximumBackground (brief)

A clear introduction to the topic, with an image, 250 words maximum. a. Describing why it is an indicator and of what [insert textual ref to OSPAR Agreement]b. Include a brief description of key drivers/pressures

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JAMP - An Area for Development

Integrated environmental assessment: assessments that link human activities, their pressures, the state of the marine environment and management responses with the inclusion of the relevant physics, chemistry and/or biology.

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OSPAR Data and Information Management System

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Thank you

[email protected]

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Photo: NOAA


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