Introduction to the Coastal Water program

    One of the components of the EIMP is the Coastal Water Monitoring component. This component has developed EEAA capacity to obtain and manage information about the pollution of the coastal waters of Egypt, the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea Region (the Gulf of Suez, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba). This component involved the development of a database at EEAA on the pollution of the coastal waters.

The Component was implemented through contracting with two selected institutions, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research (IGSR)-Alexandria University which responsible for monitoring the Mediterranean coast and National Institute of Oaceanography and Fisheries responsible for monitoring the Red Sea coast, respectively, to carry out the monitoring activities and to report the results to EEAA after processing and analyzing the collected data. EIMP will continue developing the capacity of these selected monitoring institutions to carry out the monitoring work, including provision of necessary equipment, training and initial supervision, and  of quality control procedures. The monitoring institutions will also participate in a laboratory quality assurance Program supervised by an independent reference laboratory, which is also being established under the EIMP.

The Program Will continue to monitor the pollutants in the coastal area to respond to any changes in the water quality due to any human uses.
The Environmental Quality Sector of EEAA managed the EIMP Coastal Water Monitoring Program.

   Objectives of the program.

    Coastal Water Monitoring Program for Monitoring Water Parameters.

    Coastal Water Monitoring Program for Monitoring Pollutants in Biota and Sediment. 

    Coastal water Monitoring Stations. 

    Coastal water Reports.