Marine Strategy Framework Directive – TG5

Recommendations for Quality Descriptor TG5: Eutrophication Human-induced eutrophication is minimised, especially adverse effects thereof, such as losses in biodiversity, ecosystem degradation, harmful algae blooms and oxygen deficiency in bottom waters. Definition of terms in Descriptor and understanding of the key concepts Eutrophication is a process driven by enrichment of water by nutrients, especially compounds of nitrogen and/or phosphorus,(…)