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The Ministerial Declaration of the second International Conference on the Protection of the North Sea, known as the London Declaration (1987), identified shortcomings in scientific knowledge of the North Sea environment, particularly for trends in inputs, linking inputs to present contaminant levels and the environmental impact of contaminants. A coordinated scientific research programme was considered necessary to provide more consistent and comparable data to identify the effects of sources of contaminants on concentrations with a greater degree of confidence. A five year plan was proposed, containing five main elements: i) the preparation of a new quality status report for the North Sea in 1993, ii) North Sea coordinated monitoring, iii) North Sea coordinated modelling, iv) coordination of research projects, v) special projects. In this context, a workshop entitled "Quality Assurance in Marine Monitoring Programmes" was organised; the main issues discussed and conclusions reached are presented in this report.

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Authors: QUEVAUVILLER P, CEC Bruxelles (BE);GRIEPINK B, CEC Bruxelles (BE);COFINO W, Rijkswaterstaat Dienst Getijdewateren, Den Haag (NL);VIJVERBERG F, Rijkswaterstaat Dienst Getijdewateren, Den Haag (NL);WELLS D E, Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14297 EN (1992) 42 pp., FS, ECU 6
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4123-6
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