International Standard
ISO 23040:2021
Marine environment impact assessment (MEIA) — Specification for marine sediments in seabed areas — Survey of interstitial biota
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ISO 23040:2021
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ISO 23040:2021
Published (Edition 1, 2021)

ISO 23040:2021

ISO 23040:2021
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This document provides requirements and recommendations for conducting marine surveys of interstitial biota in marine sediments. It includes the specification of technical methods for the investigation of marine sediments, foraminifera, ostracoda, radiolaria, diatoms, coccoliths, sedimentary sporopollen, benthic viruses, benthic microbes (including bacteria, archaea and fungi), benthic microalgae, benthic protozoa and metazoan meiobenthos.

This document is applicable to marine surveys in diverse benthic habitats at any seabed, such as benthic sediments of coastal zones, shallow seas, or deep-sea waters.

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