Soviet proposals for a program of ecosystem monitoring in the Commonwealth Sea and Prydz Bay
A general framework for a joint international CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program in the Prydz Bay area is proposed. Major components of the program are observations of prey and predator species including agreed indicator species and parameters, as well as environmental conditions. Background studies include hydrological and hydrochemical surveys as well as observations on phytoplankton. It is recommended that all surveys and sampling techniques should be standardized and that all research activities be co-ordinated by participating CCAMLR Members. The overall program should be co-ordinated and supervised by the CCAMLR Scientific Committee.