MSFD Story Map

EU marine waters are protected by the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which was adopted in 2008. According to the Directive, EU Member States should achieve ‘good environmental status’ (GES) for their marine waters by 2020. What is the current situation? How are we doing across the different MSFD regions and subregions and at the EU level? This story map aims at providing some information on what the MSFD aims to achieve and regional pictures on how far or close we are to achieving it.