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This report provides the first systematic overview on the impacts of major pressures on marine biodiversity in the NOWPAP region, namely: eutrophication, non-indigenous species, and habitat alteration, which are assessed using a DPSIR framework.

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This report is a first step towards developing a new assessment methodology for understanding the impact of certain pressures/threats to marine biodiversity in the NOWPAP region. The report is based on available data taken from pilot assessments which were carried out to better understand the current status of significant pressures/threats in the region, namely: eutrophication, non-indigenous species and habitat alteration. Assessment indicators and methodology will constitute the next step. 

 

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This regional report compiles basic information on existing marine protected areas (MPAs) in the NOWPAP member states, including the laws and regulations stipulating the establishment of MPAs as well as the monitoring programs and management practices employed. In addition, the possibility of applying internationally emerging concepts and ideas for marine and coastal biodiversity conservation to the NOWPAP region is also discussed. The information contained in this report is expected to help policymakers in the NOWPAP region to facilitate implementation of policies for the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity.

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The objective of these Procedures is to enable NOWPAP member states to assess the status and impacts of eutrophication in their respective sea areas, by using information obtained through existing monitoring activities. The assessment results can hopefully be utilized by each NOWPAP member state for consideration and for the development of monitoring systems and countermeasures against eutrophication. The content of these Procedures will be continuously revised and improved on according to feedback from member states.

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This report provides a basis for discussions that will lead to the development of a unified approach to eutrophication assessment that can be used to determine the eutrophication status of the entire NOWPAP sea area and contribute to the improvement of water quality in coastal and open sea areas in the region. 

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This report provides a basis for discussions that will lead to the development of a unified approach to eutrophication assessment that can be used to determine the eutrophication status of the entire NOWPAP sea area and contribute to the improvement of water quality in coastal and open sea areas in the region.

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This report serves as an update to the 2005 'Integrated Report on Ocean Remote Sensing for the NOWPAP Region', and hopes to contribute to NOWPAP member states, a common understanding regarding the state of remote sensing of the marine environment in the NOWPAP region.

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The objective of this report is to provide and share information on the status of Ocean Remote Sensing in the NOWPAP Region, and to address issues to be tackled through activities carried out by NOWPAP Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Centre (NOWPAP CEARAC). To this end, common issues regarding Ocean Remote Sensing in the NOWPAP Region are identified.

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The objectives of Booklet of Countermeasures against Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the NOWPAP Region are to provide and to share information on countermeasures against HABs implemented in the NOWPAP member states, and to contribute to establishing policies and measures against HABs among stakeholders and related agencies. It is the expectation that this booklet will be used to understand the advantages and disadvantages of mitigation activities, and to invent better methods and applications in order to terminate and mitigate HABs.

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The aim of this Integrated Report is to describe harmful algal bloom (HAB) problems in the NOWPAP Region, and to identify the necessary future activities of Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre (CEARAC) for tackling these problems. The information included in this report is mainly based on National Reports submitted by the NOWPAP Member states in 2004. Useful supplementary data from other sources is also utilised for purposes of this report.

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