Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)

Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)

Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM) 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong – China

The Global Estuaries Monitoring Programme is co-designed by partners and stakeholders with a view to developing a global monitoring network to monitor environmental contaminants (e.g. pharmaceutical residues, emerging pollutants of concern, microplastics, pathogens etc.) in major urbanised estuaries worldwide.

We will develop standard sampling and analysis methods with provision of training opportunities. This will facilitate capacity building for global estuaries monitoring. Results of the Programme will reveal the pollution situation around the globe, identify the estuaries that require attention and improvement, recommend priority contaminants for control, and promote best practices to combat the pollution problems and thereby achieve cleaner estuaries.

Start Date: 01/07/2021
End Date: 30/06/2030

Lead Contact: Kenneth Mei Yee Leung (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 6- Coastal Resilience, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Programme


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