WFD Marine Dashboards

Under Article 13 of the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC) Member States need to produce River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) and report them to the European Commission, and those have to include the location and boundaries of water bodies, as well as their status. The last reporting exercise took place in 2016.

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A number of figures have been prepared and made available in the present dashboard showing the ecological and chemical status of transitional, coastal and territorial waters (where applicable), as well as the results of the different Quality Elements and pollutants assessed. The source of information is the WISE-SoW database, which compiles the information reported by Member States under the WFD, and where a mapping of transitional, coastal and territorial water bodies against the MSFD marine (sub)regions has been included.

The dashboards present the data Member States have reported via the first (in 2010-2012) and the second RBMPs (in 2012-2016). Caution is advised when comparing Member States and when comparing the first and second RBMPs, as the results are affected by the methods Member States have used to collect data and often cannot be compared directly.

For more information, see the “EEA 2018 water assessment”:

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