Support Mediterranean Member States towards coherent and coordinated implementation of the second phase of the MSFD

MEDCIS project is a follow up of the previous two calls from DG Environment that dealt with Joint Monitoring proposals and assistance on the Member States to develop Action Plans for Integrated Monitoring Programmes, Programmes of Measures and Data Management, under the obligations of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

The 3rd call addressed the implementation of the second cycle of the MSFD; achieving coherence, coordinated and consistent updates of the determinations of Good Environmental Status (GES), Initial Assessments and Environmental Targets.

Objectives: The main objectives of this project are:

  • to facilitate and provide the methodological standards for the next phase of MSFD towards coordinated approaches between Member States, across the Mediterranean by reviewing, comparing, selecting and adapting appropriate existing methodologies.
  • to focus on Mediterranean regional/subregional cooperation towards the standardization of suitable approaches to achieve GES, taking in consideration the specificities of the basin and of the countries.

Partners: Coordinated by the Institute of Oceanography –  Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR(Greece), the consortium comprises 10 institutions: IFREMER/France, AZTI/Spain, IEO/Spain, CORILA, Univ. Salento/Italy, NKUA/Greece, Marine Biology Station -NIB, Piran/Slovenia, IWRS/Slovenia, IOF/Croatia, NTUA/Greece.

Funding: European Commission DG Environment] under grant agreement n° 11.0661

Length: 2017 – 2019

Further informationhttp://medcis.eu/