Policy Makers & Stakeholders

Key Documents

Discover the Key Documents related to the IRIS-SES's Work Scope.

IRIS-SES Outcomes

Read about the IRIS-SES Project's Outcomes.

Initial Assessment Documents

The 1st phase of implementation of the MSFD – EC’s assessment and guidance

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(…)

Regional Sea Conventions

Monitoring Documents

JRC Scientific and Technical Report

The mission of the JRC-IES is to provide scientific-technical support to the European Union’s policies for the protection and sustainable development of the European and global environment. The report was prepared under an Administrative Arrangement between JRC and DG ENV (No. 070307/2010/579669/AA/D2) and through JRC’s own institutional funding. Click here to read the complete report.

MSFD Task Group Documents

Marine Strategy Framework Directive

DIRECTIVE 2008/56/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL  of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive). THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 175(1) thereof,  having regard to(…)

Outcomes of current monitoring programs: IRIS-SES’s 1st Deliverable

Cataloging and assessment to MSFD needs: IRIS-SES will link and collect the existing information related to national/international marine monitoring programs in the Mediterranean and Black Seas in order to catalogue the existing knowledge that will form basis for an efficient and effective MSFD monitoring. Results from this outcome will be on line by 15 April 2014.

Outcomes of the assessment of multi-disciplinary and multi-state programs: IRIS-SES’s 2nd Deliverable

The Project will also assess the opportunity to develop multi disciplinary and transnational monitoring programs based on relevant scientific information integrating the implementation of policies when planning the monitoring. The quality assessment of the consistency of the existing monitoring programmes will be performed assessing the spatial and temporal effectiveness of the sampling sites, periodicity of(…)