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 2 of the ActionMed project aimed to identify the gaps of knowledge and needs in the MSFD monitoring programmes proposals submitted by the MSs in relation to Article 11 (Monitoring Programmes) implementation, in order to enable their systematic solution at regional level in the Mediterranean.

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