The following tasks were aimed in the project:
To evaluate existing methodologies based on biologically-important effect markers used in monitoring programmes and studies following some recent case studies with oil spill and chemical spill along the costal zone of the Member States
To propose the methodologies that can be used as a common platform in environmental monitoring of spills and contingency plans
To incorporate simple, cost-efficient and manageable analytical tools in future pollution monitoring programme within the member states.
To promote exchange of scientific and technical expertise in the field of environmental pollution monitoring
To run pilot studies with key representative species (fish and mussel)
To disseminate the protocols, research results at international/European level.