Useful Links

EU websites:

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
DG Research (Marine environment)
European Commission
EC Participant Portal
European Environment Agency

Projects, Networks and Programs linked to DEVOTES topics:

ADRIPLAN – ADRiatic Ionian maritime spatial PLANning
CDM – Convention on Biological Diversity
CHONe – Canadian Healthy Oceans Network Status
CoCoNET – Towards COast to COast NETworks of marine protected areas (from the shore to the high and deep sea), coupled with sea-based wind energy potential
COLUMBUS – Monitoring, Managing and Transferring Marine and Maritime Knowledge for Sustainable Blue Growth
COML – Census of Marine Life
CoralFISH – Ecosystem based management of corals, fish and fisheries in the deep waters of Europe and beyond.
DEEPFISHMAN – Management and monitoring of deep-sea fisheries and stocks.
DEFISHGEAR – Derelict Fishing Gear Project in the Adriatic Sea
DIVERSITAS – An international programme of biodiversity science
ECSA – Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association
ECsafeSEAFOOD – Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
EMBOS – Development and implementation of a pan-European Marine Biodiversity Observatory System
EMODNET – European Marine Observation and Data Network
EuroCOML – European Census of Marine Life
IndiSeas – Indicators for the Seas
IPBES – Intergovernmental Platform Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
GES-REG Project – Good Environmental Status through REGional coordination and capacity building
MARBEF – Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning EU Network of Excellence
MARMONI Project – Innovative approaches for marine biodiversity monitoring and assessment of conservation status of nature values in the Baltic Sea
MEECE – Marine Ecosystems Evolution in a Changing Environment
MEDISEH Project: MAREA: Mediterranean hAlieutic Resources Evaluation and Advice
MESMA – Monitoring and Evaluation of Spatially Managed Areas
Micro B3 – Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology
PERSEUS – Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas
PISCES – Partnerships Involving Stakeholders in the Celtic Sea Ecosystem
ODEMM – Options for delivering ecosystembased marine management.
STAGES – Science and Technology Advancing Governance and Good Environmental Status
TIDE – Tidal River Environment
UNEP/MAP – United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan
VECTORS – Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors.
WATERS Waterbody Assessment Tools for Ecological Reference conditions and status in Sweden
WISER – Water bodies in Europe – Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery


ACCOBAMS – Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea Mediterranean Sea and Contigous Atlantic Area
ASCOBANS – Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas
Bucharest Convention – Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
Blanes Bay Microbial Observatory
Baltic Sea Portal
CBD – Convention on Biological Diversity
HELCOM – Helsinki Commission – Baltic Environment Protection Commission
Marine Strategy Framework Directive of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
MCC – Joint Research Centre’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive Competence Centre
ICES – International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
International Maritime Organization
Implementation of the MSDF in Germany
IOC – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature
KIMO – Local Authorities International Environmental Organisation
MSFD pages of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
OLEX – System for navigation, fishery plotting and ocean mapping
OSPAR – Protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
UNCLOS – United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea


Birdlife International
BSNN – Black Sea NGO network
EUCC – Coastal & Marine Union
EBCD – European Bureau for Conservation and Development:
EEB – European Environmental Bureau
Greenpeace EU Unit
IFWA – International Fund for Animal Welfare
ESF – European Science Foundation Marine Board
MCS – Marine Conservation Society (UK)
MIO-ECSDE – Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development
NABU – Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union
The Pew Environment Group
Ocean Conservancy
Seas At Risk
Surfrider Foundation Europe
WDCS – The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
WWF Europe