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1 Marine Strategy Framework Directive: activities of WG DIKE
European Commission DG Environment Marine Environment and Water Industry Unit Marine Strategy Coordination Group 13-14 November 2012, Brussels

2 Outline Preparations for reporting
State of reporting on Art. 8, 9 and 10 Issues arising from reporting process Preparations for reporting of monitoring and measures Implementation of Art. 19(3) – access to data and information

3 Preparations for 2012 reporting
December 2011 agreement by Marine Directors: Endorsed reporting concept paper, reporting sheets for Art. 9 and 10, selected sheets for Art. 8 Agreed forward timetable to finalise remaining sheets by WG DIKE meeting in March 2012 January 2012 – meeting of WG DIKE drafting group Substantive agreement on remaining sheets Jan.-March 2012 – development of reporting tools March 2012 – reporting sheets agreed by WG DIKE RS effectively ready for MS to start completing May-June 2012 – reporting package endorsed by MSCG and Marine Directors

4 Preparations for 2012 reporting
March-May 2012 – testing of reporting tools by MS: BG, DE, IE, IT, RO, FR, SI, UK Significant concerns over ‘translation’ of reporting sheets into MSFD database Number of other technical issues May-July 2012 – restructuring of reporting tools to address MS concerns; new guidance document prepared 4 July – Training course on reporting for Member States 20 July – Final tools, guidance and EEA/Eionet resource page released to MS July onwards – Help Desk for MSFD reporting Technical and content queries

5 Eionet ReportNet Resources (reporting tools, guidance): Retrieval of reports: Some MS have elected to restrict access to reports

6 Status of reporting on Art. 8, 9 and 10 – at 13/11/12
Member State 'Paper' reports Electronic reports Art. 8, 9, 10 Art. 8, 9, 10 (7 xml files) Spatial data (2 files) BE Belgium 16-Aug BG Bulgaria HR Croatia* * Member State from 1/7/13  CY Cyprus 25-Sep DK Denmark 12-Oct EE Estonia FR France FI Finland DE Germany 27-Jul 15-Oct (updates 29 Oct) 15-Oct EL Greece 15-Oct (updates 6-Nov) IE Ireland IT Italy 14-Oct (updates 23 Oct) 14-Oct (updates 6 Nov) LV Latvia LT Lithuania 2-Nov (art. 8) MT Malta NL Netherlands 11-Oct (updates 12 Nov) PL Poland PT Portugal 22-Oct (mainland, ext. CS) RO Romania SI Slovenia ES Spain 11-Oct (art. 8, 9) 22-Oct (updates 6-Nov) (art. 10) 15-Oct, 6-Nov, 8 Nov SE Sweden 15-Oct (art. 9, 10) UK United Kingdom 19-Oct (art. 8 mainland) 1-Nov (art. 8 mainland) Report or information submitted Report or information only partially submitted (e.g. report for specific Article or specific marine region missing) Total no. of MS reported 9 (+4 partial) 4 (+4 partial) 4

7 Learning from 2012 reporting – initial reflections
Relationship: ‘paper reports’ to reporting sheets (RS) ‘early’ MS have more difficulty matching to RS (paper reports completed before RS finalised) likely to lead to mismatch of reporting categories and gaps in priority fields Reporting sheet content Many topics to cover in RS – reflects Art. 8 and Annex III RS considered by some MS as complex with challenging questions, despite ‘simple’ set of main questions (concept paper) Assessment methods poorly developed, e.g. ‘whole area’ assessments High level approach (functional groups, predominant habitats, hazardous substances) but data often more detailed (biotope/species/substance level)

8 Learning from 2012 reporting – initial reflections
Geographic scales, regions/subregions Complex issues; inconsistent approaches to scale Reporting tools Database much improved from test version, but could be more user friendly (difficulties transcribing from original RS) Schemas initially with many more error messages Timing: reporting sheets and tools Entire reporting system developed and built in 15 months Agreed RS ‘too late’ for early reporting MS Final reporting tools and guidance slightly delayed due to major revision needed MS with internal systems built on ‘trial version’ of schemas MS with long/complex internal processes need RS earlier

9 First lessons learned - from Germany
realistic timeframes including internal processes in MS schema publication – the effective starting point for MS evaluation defines the reporting content avoid free text – use structured information use existing information processes to regional organisations

10 Learning from 2012 reporting – future reporting
Article 12 assessment Geographic scale issues Consistency in use of reporting categories, determination of GES Value of reporting for Art. 12 and EEA baseline assessments Timing Develop and agree Reporting Sheets in good time Art. 11 Monitoring – aim to agree RS by spring 2013 (reports due October 2014) Art. 13 Measures – aim to agree RS by mid 2014 (reports due March 2016) Art. 8, 9 and 10 reporting in 2018 – aim to agree revised RS by 2016 Reporting tools Develop and test in good time Improved user-friendly interface

11 Art. 19(3) – access to data & information
Art. 19(3) requirements Data and information resulting from initial assessment and monitoring Access & use rights for Commission and EEA In accordance with INSPIRE Directive Strategy recommended Link 2012 access to long-term process Identify data for indicators to feature in 2014 monitoring and 2018 assessments Work progressively to develop data standards, based on existing standards (e.g. in RSCs, INSPIRE, SeaDataNet) Work progressively on access, including use of EMODnet and RSCs

12 Art. 19(3) – how? WG DIKE Technical Group First steps Draft ToRs
Process led by EEA; seek MS to co-chair WG DIKE asked to set priorities for work needed Work with MODEG (EMODnet) and INSPIRE processes First steps Access to data and information resulting from Initial Assessments Options MS advises Commission by 15 January 2013 how it will give access Provide information via reporting system, linked directly to each section of the IA (the 'non-priority' metadata sections) Use information to inform priorities for future process Identify common data types, parameters and data flows

13 Thank you for your attention!
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