Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD)

For the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) we are assessing the ecological condition of the water bodies based on macroalgae and seagrasses as the biological quality elements in transitional and coastal waters. CYMOX index is used for the monitoring in the transitional water which is applied on seagrasses Cymodocea nodosa and experimentally (at the moment) on the Zostera nolteii. Ecological condition in the coastal waters is assessing using POMI index which is applied on Posidonia oceanica seagrass as biological quality element. In coastal water we are also applying CARLIT index which is based on shallow macroalgal communities.

 

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