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Marine Strategy Framework Directive indicators 2010/477/EU

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DescriptionConcepts specified as indicators to be used to measure good environmental status as defined by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive as published in 2010/477/EU: Commission Decision of 1 September 2010 on criteria and methodological standards on good environmental status of marine waters (notified under document C(2010) 5956).
CreatorEuropean Commission
Modified2010-11-11
Version Info1
Identifier C47
Register Manager British Oceanographic Data Centre
Register Owner European Commission
Members
Identifier PrefLabel Definition Date
IN3_3_3 95% percentile of the fish length distribution 95% percentile of the fish length distribution observed in research vessel surveys 2010-11-10
IN5_2_3 Abundance of opportunistic macroalgae Abundance of opportunistic macroalgae 2010-11-10
IN5_3_1 Abundance of perennial seaweeds and seagrasses Abundance of perennial seaweeds and seagrasses (e.g. fucoids, eelgrass and Neptune grass) adversely impacted by decrease in water transparency 2010-11-10
IN4_3_1 Abundance trends of functionally important selected groups/species Abundance trends of functionally important selected groups/species 2010-11-10
IN1_1_3 Area covered by the species Area covered by the species (for sessile/benthic species) 2010-11-10
IN6_2_2 Benthic community indicies Multi-metric indexes assessing benthic community condition and functionality, such as species diversity and richness, proportion of opportunistic to sensitive species 2010-11-10
IN3_2_2 Biomass indices Biomass indices (3.2.2) 2010-11-10
IN7_2_2 Changes in habitats, in particular the functions provided due to altered hydrographical conditions Changes in habitats, in particular the functions provided (e.g. spawning, breeding and feeding areas and migration routes of fish, birds and mammals), due to altered hydrographical conditions 2010-11-10
IN5_2_1 Chlorophyll concentration in the water column Chlorophyll concentration in the water column 2010-11-10
IN1_7_1 Composition and relative proportions of ecosystem components Composition and relative proportions of ecosystem components (habitats and species) 2010-11-10
IN8_1_1 Concentration of the contaminants Concentration of the contaminants mentioned above, measured in the relevant matrix (such as biota, sediment and water) in a way that ensures comparability with the assessments under Directive 2000/60/EC 2010-11-10
IN1_6_1 Condition of the typical species and communities Condition of the typical species and communities 2010-11-10
IN9_1_1 Contaminant concentrations and number exceeding regulatory levels Actual levels of contaminants that have been detected and number of contaminants which have exceeded maximum regulatory levels 2010-11-10
IN5_3_2 Dissolved oxygen concentrations Dissolved oxygen, i.e. changes due to increased organic matter decomposition and size of the area concerned 2010-11-10
IN1_4_2 Distributional pattern Distributional pattern 2010-11-10
IN1_1_2 Distributional pattern within the range Distributional pattern within the latter, where appropriate 2010-11-10
IN1_1_1 Distributional range Distributional range 2010-11-10
IN1_4_1 Distributional range Distributional range 2010-11-10
IN7_1_1 Extent of area affected by permanent alterations Extent of area affected by permanent alterations 2010-11-10
IN6_1_2 Extent of the seabed affected by human activities Extent of the seabed significantly affected by human activities for the different substrate types 2010-11-10
IN3_1_1 Fishing mortality Fishing mortality (F) 2010-11-10
IN9_1_2 Frequency of regulatory levels being exceeded Frequency of regulatory levels being exceeded 2010-11-10
IN1_5_1 Habitat area Habitat area 2010-11-10
IN1_5_2 Habitat volume Habitat volume, where relevant 2010-11-10
IN2_2_2 Impacts of non-indigenous invasive species Impacts of non-indigenous invasive species at the level of species, habitats and ecosystem, where feasible 2010-11-10
IN4_2_1 Large fish proportion Large fish (by weight) 2010-11-10
IN8_2_1 Levels of pollution effects on ecosystem components Levels of pollution effects on the ecosystem components concerned, having regard to the selected biological processes and taxonomic groups where a cause/effect relationship has been established and needs to be monitored 2010-11-10
IN6_2_3 Macrobenthos size/length characteristics Proportion of biomass or number of individuals in the macrobenthos above some specified length/size 2010-11-10
IN3_3_2 Mean maximum length across all species Mean maximum length across all species found in research vessel surveys 2010-11-10
IN5_1_2 Nutrient ratios Nutrient ratios (silica, nitrogen and phosphorus), where appropriate 2010-11-10
IN5_1_1 Nutrients concentration in the water column Nutrients concentration in the water column 2010-11-10
IN8_2_2 Occurrence, origin, and extent of significant acute pollution events Occurrence, origin (where possible), extent of significant acute pollution events (e.g. slicks from oil and oil products) and their impact on biota physically affected by this pollution 2010-11-10
IN4_1_1 Performance of key predator species Performance of key predator species using their production per unit biomass (productivity) 2010-11-10
IN1_6_3 Physical, hydrological and chemical conditions Physical, hydrological and chemical conditions 2010-11-10
IN1_2_1 Population abundance and/or biomass Population abundance and/or biomass, as appropriate 2010-11-10
IN1_3_1 Population demographic characteristics Population demographic characteristics (e.g. body size or age class structure, sex ratio, fecundity rates, survival/mortality rates) 2010-11-10
IN1_3_2 Population genetic structure, where appropriate Population genetic structure, where appropriate 2010-11-10
IN6_2_1 Presence of sensitive and/or tolerant species Presence of particularly sensitive and/or tolerant species 2010-11-10
IN3_3_1 Proportion of fish larger than the mean size of first sexual maturation Proportion of fish larger than the mean size of first sexual maturation 2010-11-10
IN3_1_2 Ratio between catch and biomass index Ratio between catch and biomass index (hereinafter catch/biomass ratio) 2010-11-10
IN2_2_1 Ratio between invasive non-indigenous species and native species Ratio between invasive non-indigenous species and native species in some well studied taxonomic groups (e.g. fish, macroalgae, molluscs) that may provide a measure of change in species composition (e.g. further to the displacement of native species) 2010-11-10
IN1_6_2 Relative abundance and/or biomass, as appropriate Relative abundance and/or biomass, as appropriate 2010-11-10
IN3_3_4 Size at first sexual maturation Size at first sexual maturation, which may reflect the extent of undesirable genetic effects of exploitation 2010-11-10
IN6_2_4 Size spectrum of the benthic community Parameters describing the characteristics (shape, slope and intercept) of the size spectrum of the benthic community 2010-11-10
IN7_2_1 Spatial extent of habitats affected by the permanent alteration Spatial extent of habitats affected by the permanent alteration 2010-11-10
IN3_2_1 Spawning Stock Biomass Spawning Stock Biomass (SSB) 2010-11-10
IN5_2_4 Species shift in floristic composition caused by human activities Species shift in floristic composition such as diatom to flagellate ratio, benthic to pelagic shifts, as well as bloom events of nuisance/toxic algal blooms (e.g. cyanobacteria) caused by human activities 2010-11-10
IN11_1_1 Temporal characteristics of noise having an impact on marine animals Proportion of days and their distribution within a calendar year over areas of a determined surface, as well as their spatial distribution, in which anthropogenic sound sources exceed levels that are likely to entail significant impact on marine animals measured as Sound Exposure Level (in dB re 1┬ÁPa2.s) or as peak sound pressure level (in dB re 1┬ÁPapeak) at one metre, measured over the frequency band 10 Hz to 10 kHz 2010-11-10
IN2_1_1 Trends in abundance, temporal occurrence and spatial distribution of non-indigenous species Trends in abundance, temporal occurrence and spatial distribution in the wild of non-indigenous species, particularly invasive non indigenous species, notably in risk areas, in relation to the main vectors and pathways of spreading of such species 2010-11-10
IN10_1_1 Trends in coastal litter quantity, composition, spatial distribution and source Trends in the amount of litter washed ashore and/or deposited on coastlines, including analysis of its composition, spatial distribution and, where possible, source 2010-11-10
IN10_1_2 Trends in marine litter quantity, composition, spatial distribution and source Trends in the amount of litter in the water column (including floating at the surface) and deposited on the sea-floor, including analysis of its composition, spatial distribution and, where possible, source 2010-11-10
IN11_2_1 Trends in the ambient noise level Trends in the ambient noise level within the 1/3 octave bands 63 and 125 Hz (centre frequency) (re 1?Pa RMS; average noise level in these octave bands over a year) measured by observation stations and/or with the use of models if appropriate 2010-11-10
IN10_2_1 Trends in the amount and composition of litter ingested by marine animals Trends in the amount and composition of litter ingested by marine animals (e.g. stomach analysis) 2010-11-10
IN10_1_3 Trends in the amount, distribution and composition of litter micro-particles Trends in the amount, distribution and, where possible, composition of micro-particles (in particular micro-plastics) 2010-11-10
IN6_1_1 Type, abundance, biomass and areal extent of relevant biogenic substrate Type, abundance, biomass and areal extent of relevant biogenic substrate 2010-11-10
IN5_2_2 Water transparency related to increase in suspended algae Water transparency related to increase in suspended algae, where relevant 2010-11-10