WGML

WGML

Working Group on Marine Litter

 

 

WGMLWGMLTrueThomas Maes, Francois Galgani, Andy BoothHAPISGthomas.maes@cefas.co.uk, francois.Galgani@ifremer.fr, Andy.Booth@sintef.noWorking Group on Marine Litter

The Working Group during the three year term will attend to the following:​

  • ​Respond to requests for external and internal advice (e.g. EU, Regional Seas Conventions, ICES Data Centre/Secretariat) as required
  • ​Review and report on developments in MSFD, other EU directives and international frameworks regarding marine litter​
  • Review and propose guidance for seafloor litter and microplastic monitoring and assessment to support expected ICES data needs based on the review in ToR a
  • Propose a possible strategy or road map for ICES to follow with respect to seafloor litter and microplastic research and monitoring
  • Interact with exisiting bodies, projects and organisations e.g. OSPAR, HELCOM, GESAMP, JPI Oceans to develop and report on international developments in marine litter research and monitoring
  • Report new developments in quality assurance in marine litter monitoring in Europe, and provide information on other proficiency testing schemes with relevance to WGML
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