WGEXT

WGEXT

Working Group on the Effects of Extraction of Marine Sediments on the Marine Ecosystem

 

 

WGEXTWGEXTTrueAd StolkSSGEPIad.stolk@rws.nl107Working Group on the Effects of Extraction of Marine Sediments on the Marine Ecosystem

WGEXT develops the understanding to ensure that marine sand and gravel extraction is managed in a sustainable manner and that any ecosystem effects are understood in order to adopt mitigative measures where appropriate.​

​​​​​​​​The objective of ICES Working Group on the Effects of Extraction of Marine Sediments on the Marine Ecosystem (WGEXT) is to provide a summary of data on marine sediment extraction, marine resource and habitat mapping, changes to the legal regime, and research projects relevant to the assessment of environmental effects.

Research into the impacts and effects of marine sediment extraction take place across member countries and a mix of national/regional focussed and multi-national programmes exist. 

New Terms of Reference have been defined on databases and harmonisation of data, MSFD, publishing, deep sea mining, cultural and geomorphologic values, thresholds for EIAs, mitigation and a cumulative assessment guidance.

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