Action Plans for Integrated Regional Monitoring Programmes, Coordinated Programmes of Measures and Addressing Data and Knowledge Gaps in Mediterranean Sea
The main objective of this project is to support the development of regional action plans and best practices for integrated monitoring programmes, coordinated programmes of measures and the filing of data gaps for Mediterranean marine waters and thereby improve implementation in the next steps of the MSFD, in particular in relation to the review of the initial assessment, the GES definition and the environmental target setting in 2018, including (financial) planning as well as the related integration of data management. In particular, a) to tackle the most relevant issues at a regional level, so as to enable a systematic solution of current gaps and shortcomings in relation to Articles 8, 9 and 10 of the MSFD and building on ongoing regional and EU work; b) Develop strategies/methodologies for ongoing assessment of Biodiversity indicators; c) Set the basis for coherent design and implementation of MSFD monitoring programmes… read more
Activity 1 of the ActionMed project aimed to identify the gaps of knowledge and needs in relation to the Initial Assessments, definition of GES, and set the targets with a special focus on biodiversity descriptors and hydrographical conditions (in particular D1, D4, D6 and D7), for which targeted actions were taken, in order to enable […]
The marine environment is a precious heritage that must be protected, conserved and, where practicable, restored with the ultimate aim of maintaining biodiversity and providing diverse and dynamic oceans and seas which are clean, healthy and productive. Maintaining and achieving such conditions is essential to support sustainable use of the marine environment for this and […]
The European shelf seas are major assets for the economy and welfare of society. The nature of the goods and services provided by the regional seas and their coastal areas range from those characterized by non-monetary values, such as pleasures from the sea and coastal landscapes, nature experiences and recreational activities, to those with economic […]
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