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

In-Depth Assessment of the EU Member States’ Submissions for the MSFD

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) foresees that by 15 July 2012, Member States had to provide information on the initial assessment (article 8 of the directive), on the determination of good environmental status (GES – article 9) and on the establishment of environmental targets and associated indicators (article 10). An In-Depth Assessment (IDA) of(…)

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 – TG4

The 2008 European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC) includes a re-quirement for EU Member States to report on the environmental status of the seas under their jurisdiction and to work to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES). This is de-fined by eleven qualitative descriptors, and one of them deals with „Food Webs‟. The Task Group 4 „Food(…)

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(…)