The MSFD has a number of reporting obligations through which EU Member States have to inform the European Commission on the implementation of different articles of the Directive. This is done through the Central Data Repository of the Eionet website, where the countries upload files with the information requested on each of the articles. The files reported by the countries on agreed formats are imported into a central database hosted by the European Environment Agency.
With the present tool, the information on Articles 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 18 reported by Member States from 2010 up to the present date is made available and downloadable in a spreadsheet format (in cases where Member States submitted several versions of a report, only the final versions reported are included).
The deadlines established by the Directive for the reporting of the articles are as follows:
Articles 4 and 7: 15 January 2011 and whenever needed thereafter
Articles 8, 9 and 10: 15 October 2012 and every 6 years thereafter
Article 11: 15 October 2014 and every 6 years thereafter
Articles 13 and 14: 31 March 2016 and every 6 years thereafter
Article 18: within three years of the publication of each programme of measures or update
Geographical areas used by Member States for the implementation of the Directive compatible with the marine regions and subregions listed in the Directive.
Member States authority or authorities for the implementation of the Directive with respect to their marine waters.
Assessments of Member States marine waters comprising: a) analysis of the essential features and characteristics, b) analysis of the predominant pressures and impacts, and c) economic and social analysis of the use of those waters.
Determination of good environmental status
Determination of the good environmental status of the Descriptors, for Member States marine waters and in respect of each marine region or subregion.
Establishment of environmental targets
Environmental targets and associated indicators for Member States marine waters to guide progress towards achieving good environmental status in their marine environment.
Programmes established by Member States to monitor the environmental status of their marine waters.
Programmes of measures & Progress of PoM
Articles 13 & 18
Measures to be taken in order to achieve or maintain good environmental status, and progress in the implementation of the programmes of measures.
Exceptions reported whenever good environmental status cannot be achieved.
Access to data resulting from the GES assessments and the monitoring programmes.