Results for WP5: Basin-wide promotion of MSFD principles

D5.1: Compilation of reviewed EU marine environmental status assessment
D5.2: Identified gaps on MSFD assessment elements

The first essential step in WP5 was to establish an updated and refined list of environmental risks. In order to do this, the PERSEUS scientific team worked on identifying the gaps in determining the current status of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, in comparison to the 'Good Environmental Status' (GES) according to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The PERSEUS Fact Sheet on Science Gaps presents the results of this gap analysis in terms of methodologies, data and knowledge in achieving GES.  

The main objective of WP5 is to identify, develop and promote tools and methods to assess environmental status across the Mediterranean and the Black Sea basins with emphasis on non- EU countries, in accordance with the principles and objectives of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), 2008/56/EC.

Important Note: All the information gathered in this Deliverable aims to serve as an overview for scientific purpose and it is based on review of EU countries MSFD draft reports on Articles 8, 9 and 10.

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