ActionMed Description of Work

ActionMed Description of Work

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 value, such as commercial fishing, oil drilling, shipping and transport, mineral resource mining, wind farming, and tourism. Many towns depend on their coastal location for their industries and trade. The seas are the recipients of all material and pollution from the adjacent catchments and rivers, and from the atmosphere. The seas are also influenced by and contribute to the trans-boundary influences of climate, air, and water pollution. All the above generate a range of threats to the marine environment jeopardizing the future uses of the ecosystem goods and services…

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