Conclusions (CI16)

The inclusion of the EO8 Common Indicator aims to address the need for a systematic monitoring in Mediterranean regarding the physical disturbance of coastline due to the influence of manmade structures. On the other hand, it offers very few examples to follow, especially since this indicator has no operational precedents in regional ecosystem approach initiatives, such as Helcom or OSPAR, neither in Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Some countries, such as Italy, France and Montenegro, have developed the inventories of the share of their urbanized coastline, while some countries of South and East Mediterranean will begin to do so in frame of the EcAp MED II project.