Methods for Marine Pollution Studies
MAP (Mediterranean Action Plan), Barcelona Convention
UNEP/WMO: MED POL Manual on Sampling and Analysis of Aerosols and Precipitation
for Major Ions and Trace Elements. MAP Technical Reports Series No.
123. UNEP, Athens, 1998, (166 pgs.).
UNEP/WHO: Development and Testing of Sampling and Analytical Techniques
for Monitoring of Marine Pollutants (Activity A). MAP Technical Reports
Series No. 75. UNEP, Athens, 1993 (90 pgs.) (English only).
UNEP/FAO/IOC: Selected techniques for monitoring biological effects of
pollutants in marine organisms. MAP Technical Reports Series No. 71. UNEP,
Athens, 1993 (189 pgs.) (English only).
UNEP/FAO: Baseline studies and monitoring of DDT, PCBs and other chlorinated
hydrocarbons in marine organisms (MED POL III). MAP Technical Reports
Series No. 3. UNEP, Athens, 1986 (128 pgs.) (parts in English, French
or Spanish only).
IAEA's (International Atomic Energy Agency) Marine Environment Laboratory
Monaco AQCS (Analytical Quality Control Services) Methods
For more than 30 years the International Atomic Energy Agency has
been assisting laboratories in Member States in maintaining and improving
the reliability, i.e. the quality of analyses of nuclear, industrial and
biological materials, and of materials of marine origin through the Analytical
Quality Control Services (AQCS).
See also the catalogue
of reference methods and technical bulletins for marine pollution studies
Standards for analyses and standard methods in hard copy can be requested
at the address J.P.Villeneuve@iaea.org
OSPAR, Oslo Paris Convention and HELCOM, Baltic Marine Environment
The Advisory Committee on the Marine Environment (ACME) is ICES,
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, official body
for the provision of scientific advice and information on the marine environment,
including marine pollution. Guidelines and references for analytical methods
are available in the ACME
IOC: Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission
biphenyls in open ocean waters: Sampling, extraction, clean-up and instrumental
determination. Man. Guides IOC No: 27; Year: 1993.
and reference materials for marine science
Man. Guides IOC No: 25; Year: 1993
FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
Residues in Food and the Environment
FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Behavior Data (Pestrak and Pestdata files; June, 1999).
Pesticide Analytical Manual Volume I (October, 1999).
Pesticide Analytical Manual Volume II Index (June 2000)
U.S. EPA, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Marine water methods,
web page with links to analytical methods for analyses in the marine environment