Quality Status Assessment 2023 resources

The next OSPAR Quality Status Report is to be published in 2023 (QSR2023).

The objective of QSR 2023 is to assess the environmental status of the North East Atlantic against the objectives of the North East Atlantic Environmental Strategy 2010-2020 (NEAES 2020), evaluate any updated or additional objectives from NEAES 2020-2030, and identify the priority elements for actions to achieve OSPAR’s objectives for a clean, healthy, biologically diverse sea, used sustainably. In addition QSR 2023 may be used by Contracting Parties that are also EU Member States to support their reporting obligations under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

The QSR 2023 Guidance document (Agreement 2019-02) gives a detailed and comprehensive overview of the scope, structure, contents, timeline, work flows and procedures in delivering the QSR 2023. OSPAR 2019 agreed the QSR2023 guidance document which will steer the continuing work on QSR2023 delivery.