Monitoring Programme

The existing estuarine and coastal waters monitoring programme has now been replaced by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Monitoring Programme which became operational on the 22 December 2006. Under the WFD estuarine waters are now known as transitional waters.

The new WFD programme for transitional and coastal waters is to be undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with the Marine Institute, Central Fisheries Board and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

In the new programme a total of 117 water bodies consisting of 82 transitional and 35 coastal will be monitored.


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Find out more about the new Water Framework Monitoring Programme.