PERSEUS produces 1st compilation of reviewed EU marine environmental status assessment

One of the objectives of PERSEUS 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.

PERSEUS has studied the experience of EU countries in the framework of the MSFD Initial Assessment and GES definition, with a view to sharing this knowledge with non-EU countries.

As first step in this direction, PERSEUS carried out a review and analysis of the approaches used for MSFD environmental status assessments in EU case study areas. The results of this work highlight the following findings:

For the complete paper, download Compilation of reviewed EU marine environmental status assessment which includes an embedded excel file.