Coastal Ecosystems and Landscapes (EO 8)
The natural dynamics of coastal areas are maintained and coastal ecosystems and landscapes are preserved
Ecological Objective 8 (EO8) Definition:
The natural dynamics of coastal areas are maintained and coastal ecosystems and landscapes are preserved.
- Mediterranean coastal areas are threatened by intensive construction of buildings and other infrastructure that can impact landscapes, habitats and biodiversity. [...]
- The length of coastline subject to physical disturbance due to the influence of man-made structures (CI 16) has not been systematically monitored [...]
- Targets, GES thresholds, measures and interpretation of results regarding this indicator should be left to the countries due to strong nation-specific socio-economic, historic and cultural dimensions and geographical conditions.
- It is a choice of a fixed reference coastline that each Contracting Party should select in order to assure comparability of results between successive reporting exercises. [...]