Guideline for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches in the OSPAR Maritime Area. Edition 1.0.
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Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter (ICGML)
Pages15pp. & Annexes
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A guideline for monitoring marine litter on beaches has been developed by OSPAR as a tool to collect data on litter in the marine environment. This tool has been designed to generate data on marine litter according to a standardized methodology. A uniform way of monitoring allows for regional interpretation of the litter situation in the OSPAR area and comparisons between regions. The guideline has been designed in such a way that all OSPAR countries can participate, bearing in mind adequate quality assurance of the data generated. It is based on the method developed during the OSPAR pilot project 2000- 2006 and complimented with information derived from UNEP’s own realisation of a worldwide guideline. The data collected according to the OSPAR guideline can be fed into the UNEP programme as the methods are compatible......
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Spatial CoverageNortheast Atlantic
Iberian coast waters
Bay of Biscay
ISBN90 3631 973 9
CitationWenneker, B.; Oosterbaan, L. and Intersessional Correspondence Group on Marine Litter (ICGML) (2010) Guideline for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches in the OSPAR Maritime Area. Edition 1.0. London, UK, OSPAR Commission, 15pp. & Annexes. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-968