BS EN 16503:2014 - Water quality. Guidance standard on assessing the hydromorphological features of transitional and coastal waters

BS EN 16503:2014

Water quality. Guidance standard on assessing the hydromorphological features of transitional and coastal waters

Status : Current, Under review   Published : August 2014

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This European Standard gives guidelines for characterizing the hydromorphology of transitional or coastal (TraC) waters, but does not prescribe detailed methods of assessment. The main aim of this document is to improve the comparability of hydromorphological survey methods, data processing, and the interpretation and presentation of results.

This European Standard:

  1. lists essential features and processes of TraC waters that should be characterized as part of a hydromorphological survey and used for determining hydromorphological condition;

  2. gives guidance on strategies for collecting and presenting hydromorphological data depending on the resources available and the anticipated use of the assessment;

  3. describes how to generate data sets appropriate for monitoring and reporting on the condition of Natura 2000 sites designated under the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive;

  4. provides guidance on data quality assurance.

This European Standard does not deal with biological assessments in TraC waters such as the presence or absence of individual species or community composition, nor does it attempt to link specific hydromorphological features with their associated biological communities. However, it is relevant where plants or other organisms form significant structural elements of the habitat (e.g. saltmarshes, biogenic reefs).




Standard NumberBS EN 16503:2014
TitleWater quality. Guidance standard on assessing the hydromorphological features of transitional and coastal waters
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 16039:2011, EN ISO 772:2011, ISO/IEC 17025, EN ISO/IEC 17025, EN 14614: 2004, ISO 772:2011, ISO 6107-2:2006
International RelationshipsEN 16503:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30253114 DC
DescriptorsClassification systems, Water resources, Ecology, Data processing, Rivers, Data analysis, Hydrology, Water testing, Quality, Data acquisition, Surveys, Water, Research work, Biological analysis and testing, Quality control
ICS13.060.70
Title in FrenchQualité de l'eau. Norme guide pour l'évaluation des caractéristiques hydromorphologiques des eaux de transition et des eaux côtières
Title in GermanWasserbeschaffenheit. Anleitung zur Beurteilung der hydromorphologischen Merkmale der Übergangs- und Küstengewässer
CommitteeEH/3/5
ISBN978 0 580 76681 7
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages24
File Size978 KB
Price£182.00


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