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Our Oceans, Seas and Coasts

Publications

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Year of publication Title Description Main topic Type of publication
2018

Life and the marine environment

The LIFE programme plays an important role in safeguarding the health of our seas and oceans. LIFE has co-funded some 120 projects that have mobilised some €320 million, including an EU contribution of €170 million. This brochure looks at some of those projects that aim to protect marine ecosystems and biodiversity Biodiversity and MPAs Brochure
2018 Framework - Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Programmes of Measures
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council assessing Member States’ programmes of measures under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive MSFD/EU policies Reports:
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2015 Background information for sustainable aquaculture development, addressing environmental protection in particular It gathers information on European aquaculture development in the context of environmental protection, in particular the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) through literature review and extensive stakeholder consultation. Human activities Executive summary
Report
Annexes
Presentation
2013 Coherent geographic scales and aggregation rules in assessment and monitoring of Good Environmental Status The objective is to develop guidance on the application of geographic scales and aggregation rules in the assessment of the marine environment under the MSFD. It presents the analysis and conceptual phase MSFD/EU policies Report
2012 Report of the Technical Subgroup on Underwater Noise and other forms of energy It aims to provide technical advice and options for the implementation of MSFD Descriptor 11 on Underwater Noise and other forms of Energy MSFD/EU policies Report

2012

Tackling the threat of marine litter

Flyer on marine litter in the Mediterranean published for the Conference of the Parties of the Barcelona Convention

Marine litter

Flyer

2012

Mediterranean offshore activities: enhancing their environmental safety

Flyer published for the Conference of the Parties of the Barcelona Convention

Human activities

Flyer

2012

Frequently Asked Questions about links between the MSFD and the implementation of the Habitats and Birds Directive

The document aims to identify and clarify interactions, synergies, differences and potential areas for greater coordination between these instruments concerning the conservation of marine biodiversity. It has benefited from the joint input of Member States dealing with the implementation of the three Directives.

MSFD/EU policies

Report on Links

Case studies on synergies  

2012

Economic assessment of policy measures for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive

It proposes an economic assessment of four categories of policy measures that could be used to implement the MSFD: Command-and-Control instruments; Market-Based Instruments; social instruments (information, awareness raising); and technical measures

MSFD/EU policies

Executive summary

Report

Annexes

Inventory

2011

Just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean it isn't there

Flyer on marine litter published as part of the public consultation

Full details on the consultation and its results

Marine litter

Flyer

2011

Seas for Life – Protected, Sustainable, Shared European Seas by 2020

MSFD/EU policies

Brochure

2011

Marine Litter

Technical Recommendations for the Implementation of the MSFD Requirements

Marine litter

Report

2010

Marine Litter: Time To Clean Up Our Act

 

Marine litter

Flyer

2009

Marine ecosystems under the weather- The European Commission’s commitment to cleaner seas and oceans by 2020

 

MSFD/EU policies

Leaflet

2006

EU Marine Strategy- A story behind the strategy

 

MSFD/EU policies

Brochure