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

Report from the Commission to the Council and The European Parliament

Just over five years after the entry into force of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), this report marks the end of the first, ambition-setting phase of its implementation. An unprecedented data-collection and analysis exercise has been undertaken, during which Member States have provided an assessment of the state of their seas (the initial assessment),(…)

Regional Sea Conventions

Monitoring Documents

HELCOM MORE: Overview of the marine environmental monitoring in the Baltic Sea

HELCOM MORE: towards a better monitoring strategy  The main objective of the HELCOM MORE project (revision of HELCOM monitoring programmes 2012-2013) is to revise HELCOM’s coordinated Monitoring. The first main outcome of this process will be the revised HELCOM Monitoring and Assessment Strategy1 accompanied by an overview of current monitoring of the Baltic Sea marine(…)

MSFD Task Group Documents

Marine Strategy Framework Directive – TG 6

Sea-floor integrity is at a level that ensures that the structure and functions of the ecosystems are safeguarded and benthic ecosystems, in particular, are not adversely affected. Sea Floor includes both the physical structure and biotic composition of the benthic community. Integrity includes the characteristic functioning of natural ecosystem processes and spatial connectedness. There are no(…)