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Indicator Assessment Chlorophyll in transitional, coastal and marine waters (CSI 023) - Assessment published Mar 2013
In 2010, the highest summer chlorophyll-a concentrations were observed in coastal areas and estuaries where nutrient concentrations are also generally high (see CSI 021 Nutrients in transitional, coastal and marine waters). These include the Gulf of Riga, Gulf of Gdansk, Gulf of Finland and along the German coast in the Baltic Sea, coastal areas in Belgium and The Netherlands in the Greater North Sea and in few locations along the coast of Ireland and France in the Celtic Seas and Bay of Biscay, respectively. High chlorophyll concentrations were also observed along the Gulf of Lions and in Montenegro coastal waters in the Mediterranean Sea, and along Romanian coastal waters in the Black Sea. Low summer chlorophyll concentrations were mainly observed in the Kattegat and open sea stations in the Greater North Sea, and in open sea stations in southern Baltic Sea.  Between 1985 to 2010, decreasing chlorophyll concentrations (showed in 8% of all the stations in the European seas reported to the EEA) were predominantly found along the southern coast of the Greater North Sea, along the Finnish coast in the Bothnian Bay in the Baltic Sea and in a few stations in the Western Mediterranean Sea and Adriatic Sea. In the Black Sea, it was not possible to make an overall assessment due to the lack of time series data. Increasing concentrations (observed in 5% of the reported stations) were generally observed in coastal locations in the Northern Baltic Sea but also in the open sea stations outside the north of the Celtic Seas. Most stations (87%) however showed no changes over time.
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Figure D source code Conservation status of forest-related species of Community interest listed in the EU Habitats Directive in the EU-25 (number of assessments in brackets)
Conservation status of forest-related species of Community interest listed in the EU Habitats Directive in the EU-25 (number of assessments in brackets)
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Highlight Troff document How to manage the planet within its limits
European Environment Agency (EEA) Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade is participating in the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability, from 17-19 May. Prof. McGlade will act as a delegate and moderator. The key outcome of the Symposium, the Stockholm Memorandum, will develop a new vision for sustainable development and prosperity, along with mechanisms for achieving it.
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Figure Conservation status of species of European Union interest in lake and river ecosystems per group
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Data EU research projects on biodiversity and ecosystems
EU Framework Programme open call projects related to biodiversity and ecosystems in Europe
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Figure Chlorophyll-a concentrations in European seas
The map shows summer chlorophyll-a concentrations observed in 2012 in European coastal and open seas. The class boundaries “high”, “moderate” and “low” concentration are determined by the 80/20 percentiles of the data set for the years 2007-2012 in each regional sea.
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Data Zones in relation to EU air quality thresholds
2010 - Member States provide an annual assessment of air quality in comparison to EU air quality thresholds
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Highlight Measuring biodiversity with indicators – new report describes SEBI approach
The continuing loss of biodiversity – made up of genes, species and ecosystems – is a matter of growing concern in Europe. Yet measuring the extent of the loss and the threat it poses is a huge challenge.
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Figure Conservation status of species of European interest in lake and river ecosystems
Statistics by region on the left, overall statistics on the right
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Figure Conservation status of habitat types of European Union interest in lake and river ecosystems
Statistics by region on the left, overall statistics on the right.
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