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Item 8: The use of the concept of a Monitoring Strategy = Monitoring Plan + Review and Reporting Plan [#2601]
Item 8:  The use of the concept of a Monitoring Strategy = Monitoring Plan + Review and Reporting Plan

This Monitoring Strategy is the “what” and “how” of the document as it is a present.

Question: Do you feel this is concept of a Monitoring Strategy is useful (containing the two compontents of the monitoring plan and mechanisms for review and reporting)?  If not, please make suggestions what may be a better conception.
posted on 2011-08-11 20:11 UTC by David Quist
RE: Item 8: The use of the concept of a Monitoring Strategy = Monitoring Plan + Review and Reporting Plan (reply of Hans Bergmans) [#2614]
I do not agree with the simple equation monitoring strategy = monitoring plan + review and reporting plan.
I think that the term monitoring strategy may mean something else to different people, at least it means something else for me.

CSM has a case-specific monitoring strategy:
A CS Monitoring strategy entails issues like:
What is my null-hypothesis in the monitoring (it should be the outcome of the risk assessment: the LMO is safe, and why it is safe).
What are the case specific sources of uncertainty and how can they be approached.

For GS there should be an overarching strategy that applies in principle for all LMOs:
There the strategy will be based on what are strategies in your environmental policies, and in the environmental protection goals that apply for your country.

The monitoring strategy should be reflected in the monitoring plan, but not the other way around: the monitoring plan is not part of the monitoring strategy.

I cannot see how the review and reporting plan can change your monitoring strategy; it may be the other way around: the monitoring strategy may influence the review and reporting.
The review of monitoring results will not be different from the review that you have for other risk assessment data.
Reporting: I don’t see the point for strategy: reporting needs to be done in the way that all data on risk assessment are to be reported.
posted on 2011-08-18 15:14 UTC by Mr. Hans Bergmans, PRRI
RE: Item 8: The use of the concept of a Monitoring Strategy = Monitoring Plan + Review and Reporting Plan (reply of Hans Bergmans) [#2627]
I prefer to talk about monitoring strategies and to me they do not equate to monitoring plan + review and reporting plan
posted on 2011-08-18 22:05 UTC by Ms. Esmeralda Prat, CLI representation
RE: Item 8: The use of the concept of a Monitoring Strategy = Monitoring Plan + Review and Reporting Plan [#2637]
Let us avoid to the extent possible introducing new terminology. Use of both "strategy" and "plan" may confuse.

I propose to use only one term and explain what it means. the term  "plan" seems a widely used term.

Piet
posted on 2011-08-18 22:36 UTC by Mr. Piet van der Meer, Ghent University, Belgium
RE: Item 8: The use of the concept of a Monitoring Strategy = Monitoring Plan + Review and Reporting Plan [#2652]
I agree with Piet. Let´s try not to introduce new terminology that is not in the Protocol, monitoring plan which to me includes the description (how) of the monitoring activities (what) needed (why), should be enough.
(edited on 2011-08-19 05:10 UTC by Sol Ortiz García)
posted on 2011-08-19 05:05 UTC by Ms. Sol Ortiz García, Mexico