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Marine Strategy Framework Directive
The aim of the European Union's ambitious Marine Strategy Framework Directive (adopted in June 2008) is to protect more effectively the marine environment across Europe. It aims to achieve good environmental status of the EU's marine waters by 2020 and to protect the resource base upon which marine-related economic and social activities depend. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive constitutes the vital environmental component of the Union's future maritime policy, designed to achieve the full economic potential of oceans and seas in harmony with the marine environment.
Black Sea Action Day – speaking up for a clean and healthy sea!

For the first time in the history of this event of 24 years, all the activities will be online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mare Nostrum NGO prepared a series of challenges and useful information for citizens, in order to emphasize responsible behaviours and sustainable consumption of resources.

Start date: 31/10/2020 - 09:00
Last update: 03/11/20

Message on Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September)

The public has an important role to play. Thanks to the rise of mobile broadband, today’s “Mediterraneans” are better informed and more organized than any other generation. Simple purchasing decisions taken at the supermarket and online clicks matter greatly. Businesses spend vast amounts to understand their customers’ preferences in order to tailor products and services accordingly. Observation shows that sustainable options will rise on the market if there is demand for it.

Last update: 28/09/20

Potential areas of cooperation EU China on observation and data

an initial event identified 9 potential areas of collaboration

Start date: 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Last update: 03/05/17

Minutes of the 2nd EMODnet-MSFD Coordination Meeting

MSFD-EMODnet coordination meetings provide a mechanism for the EMODnet portals and their coordinators to understand the needs of MSFD reporting, as carried out by Member States and Regional Sea Conventions (RSC), and for the MSFD reporters to identify ways in which EMODnet can contribute to the process. T

Last update: 13/03/15

Call for expression of interest for individual experts and organizations to participate in the INSPIRE marine pilot

This call has two aims: 1. To invite experts that are acquainted with – or have responsibilities for – MSFD-related data management and reporting obligations, to register as a Horizon 2020 expert so that they may be selected to contribute to the marine pilot under the conditions laid down for Horizon 2020 experts; and 2. To invite organizations that have a role in the MSFD data flows and reporting to express their interest to participate in the pilot, to use the required data and to make the necessary transformation(s) to be in line with INSPIRE.

Last update: 03/11/14

Evaluation of Integrated Maritime Policy work programme 2011-2012 Objective c) to promote the protection of the marine environment

summary of work done

Last update: 01/02/18

Research and Ecosystem-Based Management Strategies in Support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

 “Research and Ecosystem-Based Management Strategies in Support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive”, takes place 14-16 May 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Start date: 14/05/2012 - 08:00
Last update: 19/03/12

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