|The foundation of OSPAR's Quality Status Report 2023 is made up of a number of Common Indicator Assessments. These are single, measurable components which reflect the overall condition of the marine environment. Our Common Indicator Assessments cover myriad parameters looking at pollution, biodiversity, the impacts of human activities etc. that, when combined, create a picture of the health of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic.
The first development phase of an Indicator Assessment is that of Candidate Indicator. Once this Candidate has been further developed and approved for use, it enters the next phase which is that of Pilot Assessment. This week's Friday Ocean Findings focuses on 4 new, innovative biodiversity Pilot Assessments.
We hope you enjoy these Pilot Assessments. Please do contact us with any comments at firstname.lastname@example.org
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