[Coral-List] OSPAR - QSR 2010
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Fri Sep 24 15:21:04 EDT 2010
WELCOME TO THE QSR 2010!
Human activities at sea and on land as well as the emerging threats of climate
change put considerable pressures on marine ecosystems. The QSR 2010 is a
milestone for evaluating the quality status of the North-East Atlantic and for
taking forward OSPAR’s vision of a clean, healthy and biologically diverse sea.
Ten years of joint monitoring and assessment by OSPAR Contracting Parties of the
marine environment provides the scientific basis for this holistic report, which
has been prepared based on the expertise of the many experts from OSPAR
Governments and stakeholders who provided input to OSPAR Working Groups and
Committees. A peer review by a group of international scientists coordinated by
the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, and
an e-consultation have both helped to critically review the gathered evidence
and the conclusions drawn.
This electronic publication presents the QSR 2010 summary report together with
its suite of supporting thematic assessments to take stock of achievements in
the period 1998–2008, to identify priorities for action, and to provide a
baseline for future assessments of the quality status of the North-East
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