Assessment of chemical contamination in bivalves and sediment for MSFD assessment cycle 3 (2024)

Good Environmental Status assessment (GES) for descriptor 8 (contaminants, D8) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is reached when concentrations of contaminants are at levels not giving rise to pollution effects. It is described by 4 criteria among which the first one focus on the concentration of the contaminants in the environment (criteria 1 of the D8, D8C1). The environmental status for D8 in France includes assessment of contaminant concentrations in sediment, bivalves, fish, birds, mammals to cover the French marine area the continental shelf from the coast line).

The 8 tables below present the assessment of the chemical contamination in sediment and bivalves on the coastal area of the 4 French marine subregions for D8 as part of the 2024 GES assessment. These tables report the status and temporal trends of each station x matrice x substance triplet in each of the 4 French marine subregions. Explanation on how to read the cells is given in the “read file”.

The environmental assessment for D8 in France can be found in Mauffret al., 2023 (DOI:10.13155/97214). It includes 17 national indicator assessments, 4 OSPAR indicators and integrated assessment in selected assessment units at the level of the criteria 1 and 2. 

Good Environmental Status assessment (GES) for descriptor 8 (contaminants, D8) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is reached when concentrations of contaminants are at levels not giving rise to pollution effects. It is described by 4 criteria among which the first one focus on the concentration of the contaminants in the environment (criteria 1 of the D8, D8C1). The environmental status for D8 in France includes assessment of contaminant concentrations in sediment, bivalves, fish, birds, mammals to cover the French marine area the continental shelf from the coast line).

The 8 tables below present the assessment of the chemical contamination in sediment and bivalves on the coastal area of the 4 French marine subregions for D8 as part of the 2024 GES assessment. These tables report the status and temporal trends of each station x matrice x substance triplet in each of the 4 French marine subregions. Explanation on how to read the cells is given in the “read file”.

The environmental assessment for D8 in France can be found in Mauffret al., 2023 (DOI:10.13155/97214). It includes 17 national indicator assessments, 4 OSPAR indicators and integrated assessment in selected assessment units at the level of the criteria 1 and 2. 

Disciplines

Environment

Keywords

MSFD, descriptor 8, contamination, bivalve, sediment

Location

51N, 41S, 10E, -7W

Data

FileSizeFormatProcessingAccess
Contamination in bivalves (Bay of Biscay)
145 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in bivalves (Celtic Sea and Western English Channel)
67 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in bivalves (Eastern English Channel and Greater North Sea)
90 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in bivalves (Western Mediterranean Sea)
222 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in sediment (Bay of Biscay)
59 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in sediment (Celtic Sea and Western English Channel)
36 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in sediment (Eastern English Channel and Greater North Sea)
57 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Contamination in sediment (Western Mediterranean Sea)
43 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
Readme
395 KoXLS, XLSX
How to cite
Brun Mélanie, Wessel Nathalie, Mauffret Aourell (2024). Assessment of chemical contamination in bivalves and sediment for MSFD assessment cycle 3 (2024). SEANOE. https://doi.org/10.17882/97976

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