MEDTRENDS – Future Trends in the Mediterranean Sea

Project Implementation Period: 
January 2016
Specific Funding Programme: 

MED Programme – European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013


Total project budget was 578.179 euros.

About the Project: 

MEDTRENDS aimed to illustrate and map the most likely integrated scenarios of marine economic growth at the transnational level in EU Mediterranean countries for the next 20 years. It shows an in-depth analysis of the current situation and future trends in 10 of the main maritime economic sectors, their drivers and environmental impacts (including Blue Growth). The analysis is done in particular in the context of the 10% marine protected areas target set for the Mediterranean and the GES objectives of MSFD. Results are available through a dedicated web-portal for 4 of the most important sectors: offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction, maritime transportation and port, professional fisheries and tourism (Blue Growth). Results for other sectors are included in MEDTRENDS reports. The analysis was implemented at the Mediterranean regional or sub-regional (Adriatic Sea) scales and more specifically at the level of the 8 EU Mediterranean countries (Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Spain).

Project partners

  • WWF France – Lead Partner
  • WWF Mediterranean
  • WWF Greece
  • WWF Spain
  • Nature Trust Malta

The project also included the following associated partners: WWF Baltic Programme, Plan Bleu, MedPAN Association.