Policy paper

Marine strategy part two: UK marine monitoring programmes

This strategy outlines the monitoring programmes for measuring progress towards Good Environmental Status (GES) in UK seas.

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This strategy outlines our monitoring programmes for measuring progress towards GES in UK seas by 2020. These support the targets and indicators set out for each of the 11 MSFD descriptors in the marine strategy part one. The final part of the UK’s marine strategy (part three) outlines the measures that contribute to the achievement and maintenance of GES in UK seas by 2020.

The aim of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is for EU member states to put in place measures to achieve GES in their marine waters by 2020.