Marine environmental monitoring: towards effective management of Malta’s marine waters (EMFF 8.3.1)


This operation will initiate the implementation of sustained environmental monitoring in marine waters with the aim to assess the state of Malta’s marine waters on a continuous basis and address current knowledge gaps. It will also contribute to the implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning and the Integrated Maritime Policy through knowledge improvement.

The overall aim of the operation is to provide the required knowledge for effective management of the marine env
ironment and enable sustainable use of marine goods and services by present and future generations. Moreover, through this operation ERA will continue to work towards achieving Good Environmental Status (GES) in Malta’s marine waters. The operation also aims at achieving the monitoring requirement of various EU and regional marine-related policies, including the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC), the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Barcelona Convention.

€ 1.6 M
Environment and Resources Authority (ERA)