Download1The Quality Status Report 2010

The way forward

It is essential that the biodiversity, resources and environmental quality of the North-East Atlantic ecosystems are conserved, protected and sustainably managed. OSPAR has had a number of successes in working to achieve this goal, but there is still much to do and cumulative impacts from past activities as well as a range of emerging pressures are now providing the focus for future work. An ecosystem-based approach is the way forward and this QSR 2010 summary report, together with the underlying assessments, provides a comprehensive baseline against which the effectiveness of future efforts can be measured.