Exploitable results – A Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) complementary approach for the assessment of pressures, knowledge and data gaps in Southern European Seas: The PERSEUS experience
Result descriptionA meta-analysis of existing literature on pressure/impact/knowledge gaps summarized in tables related to the MSFD descriptors, discriminating open waters from coastal area is adopted (MSFD does not discriminate coastal vs open waters on the Initial Assessment). Moreover a comparative assessment of the Initial Assessments of five Southern European Seas (SES) countries has been also independently is performed. The comparison between meta-analysis results and initial assesment shows similarities for coastal areas only. Major knowledge gaps have been detected for the biodiversity, marine food web, marine litter and underwater noise descriptors. The meta-analysis also allowed the identification of additional research themes targeting research topics that are requested to the achievement of GES.
Result type* Scientific Publication
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ReferencesCrisse et al. 2015. A MSFD complementary approach for the assessment of pressures, knowledge and data gaps in Southern European Seas: The PERSEUS experience. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 95: 28-39
Record Number: 181946 / Last updated on: 2016-04-29
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