The HERMIONE project (Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man’s Impact on European Seas) ran from April 2009 to September 2012 and focused on investigating deep sea ecosystems including submarine canyons, seamounts, cold seeps, open slopes and deep bas
ODEMM developed an approach including a series of resources that can help support decision-makers to implement operational EBM.
The PISCES guide was developed by multi-ntaional, multi-stakeholder collaboration and explores what is needed to implement the ecosystem approach in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
The practice presents a global synthesis of the work performed in the work package 2 of PERSEUS that was focused on the understanding of pressures and their impacts at costal level in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Key findings on the relationships between human activities/pressures on the environment/changes in the state of the environment/impacts on the ecosystem in the selected coastal areas.
This framework isolates human system aspects of the interaction with ecological systems, enabling a direct comparison of the sort required by cost-benefit analysis.
Application to share analytical methods, tools and geodatabase to support application of the MESMA framework.