Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Review article
18 Nov 2015
Review article |  | 18 Nov 2015

The RADMED monitoring programme as a tool for MSFD implementation: towards an ecosystem-based approach

J. L. López-Jurado, R. Balbín, F. Alemany, B. Amengual, A. Aparicio-González, M. L. Fernández de Puelles, M. C. García-Martínez, M. Gazá, J. Jansá, A. Morillas-Kieffer, F. Moyá, R. Santiago, M. Serra, and M. Vargas-Yáñez


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Short summary
The IEO-RADMED monitoring program is already conducting many of the evaluations required under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MFSD) along the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The different aspects of the ecosystem that are regularly sampled under this monitoring program are the physical environment and the chemical and biological variables of the water column, together with the planktonic communities, biomass and structure.