IMS-METU is working within the framework of many EU (OPEC, MEECE, PERSEUS, COCONET, ODEMM etc) and national projects (TUBITAK and Ministry of Environment supported "Classification of coastal waters and Assessment of State of Environment of Turkish Seas")  towards the implementation of the MFSD (Key documents given below).


ICES has provided significant scientific support to this process and most of the MSFD important reports and documents from ICES are also given below along with other important MFSD related documents:


[EU directive and key documents]

[Task group reports]


[ICES documents]


[JRC documents]



[OSPAR documents]



[National Reports]



[Turkish MFSD]


[Products from Relevant Projects]



[NGO documents]



    1. Kenny A.J., H.R. Skjoldal, G.H. Engelhard, P.J. Kershaw & J.B. Reid 2009. An integrated approach for assessing the relative significance of human pressures and environmental forcing on the status of Large Marine Ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography 81: 132-148.
    2. Megrey, B.A.,  J.S. Link, G.L. Hunt Jr. & E. Moksness 2009. Comparative marine ecosystem analysis: Applications, opportunities, and lessons learned. Progress in Oceanography 81: 2-9.
    3. Ojaveer H. & M.G. Eero 2011. Methodological challenges in assessing the environmental status of a marine ecosystem: Case study of the Baltic Sea. PloSONE 6(4):
    4. Pranovi F. & J.S. Link 2009. Ecosystem exploitation and trophodynamic indicators: A comparison between the Northern Adriatic Sea and Southern New England, Progress in Oceanography 81: 149-164.