Southern European Seas
Clean Seas by 2020
Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas (PERSEUS) is a research project that assesses the dual impact of human activity and natural pressures on the Mediterranean and Black Seas. PERSEUS merges natural and socio-economic sciences to predict the long-term effects of these pressures on marine ecosystems. The project aims to design an effective and innovative research governance framework, which will provide the basis for policymakers to turn back the tide on marine life degradation.
- 10 December 2015: “Policy-oriented marine research in the SES: Lessons Learned and the way ahead”: PERSEUS Final Stakeholders Meeting, Brussels, Belgium
The final PERSEUS Stakeholder meeting is entitled 'Policy-oriented marine research in the SES: Lessons learned and the way ahead'. The event will be held back-to-back with the final PERSEUS Scientific Conference, in Brussels, at the European Parliament. More inforrmation to come soon.
- 14 - 16 October 2015: Supporting Policy Makers to Establish Measures to Maintain Good Environmental Status (GES) Across the Southern European Seas (SES), Malta
PERSEUS aims to translate the principles of ecosystem-based management to promote the formulation of effective and evidence-based policy leading to the attainment of GES in the Southern European Seas. PERSEUS does this by moulding the scientific data related to the MSFD Descriptors it has collected during its lifetime to a format which is understandable and useful to
- 28 - 30 September 2015: Training Course on the Implementation of the CPR within the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Nicosia, Cyprus
Efforts towards identifying and efficiently adapting to the forth coming environmental changes, is hampered by a lack of suitable and cost effective monitoring systems. The PERSEUS FP7 project aspires to contribute to this challenge by enabling capacity building of long term plankton monitoring in the Southern European Seas through the Continuous Plankton Recorder