Title: European marine biodiversity monitoring networks: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
Authors: MATEUS PATRICIO JOANALITTLE SALLYMAZIK KRYSIAPAPADOPOULOU NADIASMITH CHRISTEIXEIRA HELIANAHOFFMANN HELENEUYARRA MARÍA C.SOLAUN OIHANAZENETOS ARGYROKABOGLU GOKHANKRYVENKO OLGACHURILOVA TANYAMONCHEVA SNEJANABUCAS MARTYNASBORJA ANGELHOEPFFNER NICOLASELLIOTT MIKE
Citation: FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE vol. 3 p. 161
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC102403
ISSN: 2296-7745
URI: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2016.00161/full
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC102403
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00161
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: By 2020 EU Member States are obliged to demonstrate achievement of Good Environmental Status (GES) for their marine waters to fulfill the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). By the end of 2015, through the Regional Seas Conventions, each EU Member States was required to develop a marine strategy for their waters, together with other countries within the same marine region or sub-region. Coherent monitoring programs, submitted in 2014, form a key component of this strategy, which then aimed to lead to a Program of Measures (submitted in 2015). The DEVOTES FP7 project has produced and interrogated a catalogue of EU marine monitoring related to MSFD descriptors 1 (biological diversity), 2 (non-indigenous species), 4 (food webs) and 6 (seafloor integrity). This details each monitoring activity at the regional and sub-regional level for these descriptors, as well as 11 biodiversity components, 22 habitats and the 37 anthropogenic pressures addressed. The metadata collated were subject to a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis of/to existing monitoring networks across Europe.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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