The objectives of I-SECURE are the following:
• To generate novel data and new compound information on the occurrence and fate of CECs in transitional and coastal waters using novel technologies and field studies for risk-selected coastal and transitional locations.
• To study the impacts of CECs on marine biota, from shellfish to top predators.
• To prioritise monitoring locations and chemical groups by combining the screening and toxicology data in support of national policy objectives and international best practices (e.g., OSPAR, NORMAN).
• To identify risk-based approaches for marine monitoring in areas of concern and propose further investigations.
The proposed project will benefit marine research capacity in Ireland by increasing human capacity in CEC monitoring in coastal and transitional waters, by enhancing the capability to generate marine data on CECs with advanced technologies, and by identifying multiple avenues for future research projects and external funding.
contaminants in coastal and transitional
is carried out with the support of the Marine Institute, funded
under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government.