Towards a Joint Monitoring Programme for the North Sea and Celtic Sea (JMP NS/CS)
The main aim of this project is to build a constructive network between all institutions that are responsible for monitoring in the North and Celtic Seas, concerning both fisheries and environmental monitoring.
Successful and cost-effective implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) depends on regional cooperation between EU Member States and third countries. This project will develop a proposal for a joint monitoring programme for the North Sea and for the Celtic Sea.
Since the project covers two subregions with different characteristics, transferability of approaches to other subregions and identification of opportunities to trial integrated ecosystem surveys will be major aspects of the work.
The main aim of this project is to build a constructive network between all institutions that are responsible for monitoring in these subregions, concerning both fisheries and environmental monitoring. Our consortium consists of all relevant institutes. MSFD policy leads support the work and will actively contribute to it. The consortium will work towards lasting cross-border cooperation for current and future implementation of the MSFD.
This project is based on an analysis of all ongoing monitoring in the North Sea and Celtic Sea and the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), taking into account other legal frameworks and agreements. Using existing and new planning tools, integration will be sought between types of monitoring in order to efficiently use monitoring platforms, i.e. ships, permanent stations and aerial surveys. Innovative and proven technology and current practices in integrated monitoring will serve as building blocks and examples.
10.2013 - 5.2015
Project funding number: 07.0335/2013/659567/SUB/C2
Funding program: EU – FP7 – Thematic Priority "Environment (including Climate Change)"
Project status: finished