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Murcia contributes to European standardization aimed at the establishment of the ecological status of coastal waters

Murcia contributes to European standardization aimed at the establishment of the ecological status of coastal waters
In accordance with the Water Framework Directive (WFD), water bodies can be classified into five states: very good, good, moderate, poor and bad.
The standardization exercise is an obligation under Appendix V of the WFD. Its aim is to harmonize the understanding of the concept of ‘good ecological status' for all Member States and to ensure that this common understanding is consistent with the definitions of the Directive.
This standardization exercise is carried out at the level of biological components within the 14 Geographical Intercalibration Groups (GIG). Spain is participating in two working groups relative to the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions (NEA-GIG and MED-GIG, respectively).
The Murcia Region's participation in the MED-GIG has been focused on the biological elements phytoplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, angiosperms and macroalgae. The Murcia Region has played a key role in relation to the benthic macroinvertebrates element. During the second normalization phase, it has acted as coordinator of the domestic and international working group for this biological element and has proposed a new methodology. The coordination of the benthic macroinvertebrates group conducted by the Murcia Region has been carried out taking into account the ‘Guidance Document No. 14. Guidance Document on the Intercalibration Process 2008-2011' guide.
Fondo marino en las inmediaciones de Cabo de Palos
Vista de La Azohía
La Región de Murcia participa en la proposición de un método de evaluación del estado de conservación de las angiospermas marinas