The development of coastal indicators by EEA in the period 1998-2001 is described in this report, the first of three volumes. It explains the process and results of a study of potential state and pressure indicators for eutrophication. The report also describes the development of, and information gathering for, a response indicator measuring progress in integrated coastal zone management at subnational (regional) level. The report's primary aim is to test indicators for EEA reporting and not to undertake assessments.
This report, the second in a three-volume series on development of coastal indicators by EEA, explains the process and results of a study of potential state and pressure indicators for hazardous substances in coastal waters. Due to a lack of reliable and comparable European data, the testing mainly concentrated on the method for aggregating data on six substances monitored in the North East Atlantic Ocean. The report's primary aim is to test indicators for EEA reporting.
This report describes the present state and development of policy-relevant indicators for eutrophication, hazardous substances, oil and ecological quality in the marine and coastal environment in Europe. The third of three volumes on development of coastal indicators, it focuses on pressure, state and impact indicators.