Title: Marine Biodiversity Monitoring currently used in the Mediterranean Sea: is the monitoring for the MSFD fit-for-purpose?
Citation: 11th Panhellenic Symposium on Oceanography and Fisheries p. 701-704
Publisher: HCMR
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC96060
ISBN: 978-960-9798-08-2
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC96060
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This work presents a catalogue compiled under the frame of DEVOTES while focusing on some aspects of marine biodiversity monitoring carried out in the Mediterranean Sea. Results are discussed in relation to the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Findings reveal data gaps and uneven monitoring coverage at the level of descriptors, components, pressures and sub-regions. The results highlight areas of attention and this is perceived as an opportunity for building synergies to support wider monitoring of components-habitats-pressures.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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