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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Response means to chemicals spilled at sea and environmental damage (Response to chemical spills - RESPILL)

The project will propose a panel of well-established biological- and ecotoxicological methodologies for their use in the assesment of environmental damage and recovery following chemical pollution. The usefulness of the methodologies will be tested in laboratory controlled conditions and in field (mesocosm) conditions using a selection of representative chemicals and marine bivalves as sentinel organisms. The outcome of this project should have valuable implication in the monitoring of chemical pollution through cooperation among Member states, implementation of evaluation methods in EU guidelines and other international working groups.

Presentation of project