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Date of creation
2012-05-15 14:31 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-25 18:52 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-01 19:26 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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"Networks" and environmental observation programs as a tool for general surveillance - first experiences and future requirements.
Wiebke Züghart
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Federal Agency for Nature Conservation,
Bonn, Germany

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Consent holders make use of the opportunity to involve existing observation programs  or networks in the general surveillance of GMOs. Three core strategies are currently  established: the participation of European trade organisations, contributions of designated experts and the assessment of data gathered by environmental observation programs  operated by third parties.  In this  contribution,  needs for improvement are identified based on the analysis of monitoring plans and reports. Reported results and conclusions  drawn by the consent holder are often neither traceable nor assessable because of the  lack of explanations of monitoring objectives, methods and data analysis. To assure a  reliable general surveillance of GMOs, science-based criteria for the selection of appropriate programs and networks as well as a data quality management are essential and  must be developed. Agreements concerning the availability of data have to be settled before consent for placing GMOs on the market can be given.
Thematic areas
  • Scientific and technical issues
    • Risk assessment
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 6. Monitoring of Living Modified Organisms Released into the Environment
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Type of resource
  • Conference paper / Proceedings
4 page PDF
The International Conference on  Implications of GM Crop Cultivation  at Large Spatial Scales (GMLS).