Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)

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

Arctic Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution

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

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

Estuarine Ecological Knowledge Network

Protecting the estuaries of the WIO region

Lead Contact: Professor Kenneth Mei Yee Leung (