CEMP

OSPAR's Coordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme (CEMP) aims to deliver comparable data from across the OSPAR maritime area, which can be used in assessments to address the specific questions raised in the JAMP.

OSPAR Coordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme (Agreement 2016-01)

Agreement on CEMP Assessment Criteria for the QSR 2010 (Agreement 2009-02)

Levels and trends in marine contaminants and their biological effects – CEMP Assessment report 2014 (Publication 653)

Levels and trends in marine contaminants and their biological effects – CEMP Assessment report 2013 (Publication 631)

Levels and trends in marine contaminants and their biological effects – CEMP Assessment report 2012 (Publication 596)

Background Document on CEMP Assessment Criteria for the QSR 2010 (Publication 461)

CEMP assessment report: 2008/2009 Assessment of trends and concentrations of selected hazardous substances in sediments and biota (Publication 390)

CEMP Assessment Manual: Co-ordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme Assessment Manual for contaminants in sediment and biota (Publication 379)

2007/2008 CEMP Assessment: Trends and concentrations of selected hazardous substances in sediments and trends in TBT-specific biological effects (Publication 378)

2006/2007 CEMP Assessment: Trends and concentrations of selected hazardous substances in the marine environment (Publication 330)

2005/2006 CEMP Assessment: Trends and concentrations of selected hazardous substances in the marine environment (Publication 288)

2005 Assessment of data collected under the Co-ordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme (CEMP) (Publication 235)

OSPAR has produced a number of JAMP Guidelines over the years in relation to monitoring and assessment. Following the adoption of the broadened Coordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme (CEMP) in 2016, it was agreed that these Guidelines will become CEMP Guidelines. As a number of the existing JAMP Guidelines are due for review over the coming years they will retain the name "JAMP Guidelines" until that review is complete. The CEMP Guidelines adopted from 2016 and the exisitng JAMP Guidelines can be found below (nb: work in progress)

JAMP Guidelines for Monitoring Contaminants in Sediments (Agreement 2002-16). 2015 Update

Guidelines on Quality Assurance for Biological Monitoring in the OSPAR Area (Agreement 2002-15)

JAMP Guidelines for Monitoring Chemical Aspects of Ocean Acidification (Agreement 2014-03e)

Revised JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guideline: Oxygen (Agreement 2013-05) (Replaces Agreement 1997-03)

Revised JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guideline: Nutrients (Agreement 2013-04) (Replaces Agreement 1997-02)

JAMP Assessment of the environmental impact of dumping of wastes at sea (Publication 433)

JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines: Chlorophyll a in Water (Agreement 2012-11) (replaces Agreement 1997-04)

CEMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines: Phytoplankton Species Composition (Agreement 2016-06)

JAMP Eutrophication Monitoring Guidelines: Benthos (Agreement 2012-12) (replaces Agreement 1997-06)

JAMP Guidelines for General Biological Effects Monitoring. Revised technical annexes 2007 (Agreement 2007-07)

JAMP Guidelines for Contaminant-Specific Biological Effects (Agreement 2008-09)(Replaces Agreement 2003-10)

JAMP Guideline on the analysis of PFCs in Seawater (Agreement 2010-08)

JAMP Guidelines for Monitoring Contaminants in Biota (Agreement 1999-02). Update 2010. Revision 2012

JAMP Guidelines for estimation of a measure for uncertainty in OSPAR monitoring

The data for contaminants in biota and in sediment are assessed annually, using an online web-tool: http://dome.ices.dk/OSPARMIME/main.html. This document gives a brief overview of how to use the tool