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Water Framework Directive Intercalibration Technical Report: Central Baltic Lake Phytoplankton ecological assessment methods

Abstract : One of the key actions identified by the Water Framework Directive (WFD; 2000/60/EC) is to develop ecological assessment tools and carry out a European intercalibration (IC) exercise. The aim of the Intercalibration is to ensure that the values assigned by each Member State to the good ecological class boundaries are consistent with the Directive’s generic description of these boundaries and comparable to the boundaries proposed by other MS. In total, 83 lake assessment methods were submitted for the 2nd phase of the WFD intercalibration (2008-2012) and 62 intercalibrated and included in the EC Decision on Intercalibration (EC 2013). The intercalibration was carried out in the 13 Lake Geographical Intercalibration Groups according to the ecoregion and biological quality element. In this report we describe how the intercalibration exercise has been carried out in the Central Baltic Lake Phytoplankton IC group.
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G. Phillips, G. Free, Y. Karottki, Christophe Laplace-Treyture, K. Maileht, et al.. Water Framework Directive Intercalibration Technical Report: Central Baltic Lake Phytoplankton ecological assessment methods. Publications Office of the European Union, pp.184, 2014, Scientific and Technical Research series, 978-92-79-35463-2. ⟨10.2788/73991⟩. ⟨hal-02599612⟩

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