MSFD Interactions

MSFD Interactions
EMODNET Chemistry 2
Kick-off meeting
Giordano Giorgi
Trieste (Italy), 3-5 June 2013
Report MSFD
Member states have to produce, every six years starting from
2012, a report on:
• Initial assessment (art. 8)
• Definition of Good Environmental Status (GES) (art.9)
• Determination of Environment Targets to reach GES (art.
According to art. 19.3, detailed information have to be made
available for EEA and EC in order to compare assessment
methodologies and monitoring data
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Member States need to provide access and use rights to the
EEA and EC for the data and information used in initial
assessments and subsequently from monitoring programmes
(MSFD art 19.3)
Jointly develop WISE-Marine as a comprehensive and
shared European data and information management system
for the marine environment which supports
implementation of the MSFD. This will also include the use
of the EMODnet and INSPIRE processes to establish the
required infrastructure and data access. Use of EMODnet
for MSFD purposes should be operational from 2012
onwards and fully support MSFD reporting by 2018
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The following aspects will in particular be addressed:
1. Streamlining future reporting requirements (i.e. for
monitoring, measures and updated assessments) through
continued development of focused out-come oriented
reporting (and potentially elimination of paper reporting);
2. Harmonising reporting under MSFD with that of other
EU Directives and policies (e.g. for Regional Sea
Conventions) to both avoid duplication of reporting and
to maximise synergies between different policy
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• To have defined a prioritized list of data sets (either data
or data products), which are linked to GES indicators and
monitoring programmes and will support future
assessments, and that are common at a sub-region, region
or EU level (as appropriate, depending on the topic and
appropriate regional scale) in support of 2018 MSFD art 8
• To have agreed the content and format of each data set,
according to the needs of MSFD for use in assessments
and to relevant INSPIRE standards, such that the data sets
can be readily aggregated (within countries, within regions,
at EU level);
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• To have established effective and efficient data
management mechanisms at national and EU levels which
allow ready access to the data for the EEA and the EC
according to the requirements of MSFD Article 19.3,
including regular updating of the data as new data are
collected. This should make best use of existing
mechanisms, including reporting under other EU
Directives, the Data Collection Framework, EMODnet,
GMES and Regional Sea Convention mechanisms;
• To have established public access to the data via web
portals, including use of WISE-Marine and EMODnet, such
that the data are available (down-loadable) to Member
States, Regional Sea Conventions and others to support
regional coherence in future assessments.
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Implementation phases
• 2012-2013: Phase 1 - Quick wins;
• 2012-2014: Phase 2 -Indicators and monitoring;
• 2014-2016: Phase 3 - Developing more data sets and
• 2016-2018: Phase 4 - Preparing for reporting in 2018.
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Implementation phases
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Making data available for
Member state
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Member state
2012-2013: Phase 1 - Quick wins
• an overview to allow prioritisation and identification of
data used in initial assessments, based on reporting of
metadata (april 2013);
• development of a mechanism for reporting of nutrients,
chlorophyll and dissolved oxygen into EMODnet;
• support to future EMODnet projects on human
activities and chemicals;
• streamlining of reporting requirements for habitats and
• developing experience for reporting assessment
outcomes in a grid-based system.
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EMODnet support for MS
activities in 2013
Member states
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Member states
2012-2014: Phase 2 -indicators and
• The challenge of the MSFD approach is that while the
Commission decision of September 2010 outlines 56
indicators of good environmental status, the explicit
manifestation of these is not yet in place;
• In the 2012 (april 2013) reporting by MS, it can be
expected that many will be more explicitly defined,
whilst further work can be expected in the period to
2014 to make them fully operational for monitoring
programmes, including work at regional/subregional
level to further harmonise them support to future
EMODnet projects on human activities and chemicals;
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2012-2014: Phase 2 -indicators and
• There is a need to review the outcomes of the 2012
reporting, including the extent to which proposed
indicators are common across regions and subregions,
and to use ongoing processing at EU level (via WG GES
and proposed thematic workshops) and in the regional
sea conventions
• Those indicators which have a high degree of
commonality in each region/subregion and hence could
be subject to harmonised monitoring programmes
should be identified as the ones where most attention
is given to establishing the data access mechanisms in
time for 2018 assessments.
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MSFD Calendar
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Thank You!
Giordano Giorgi
[email protected]
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