Marine Monitoring Guidelines

In order to develop a standard approach in marine monitoring nationally and to harmonize the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Program of the Mediterranean and its Coasts (IMAP), 12 monitoring guidelines were prepared within the Project of “Standardization of Marine Monitoring” between 2015-2016. The guidelines have been published both in Turkish and English languages and they are the first guidelines in line with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in Turkey. These monitoring guidelines are prepared by taking into account the monitoring programmes of our national legislation, European Union Directives and Regional Conventions to which Turkey is a part (Barcelona and Bucharest Conventions, IMAP). “National Marine Monitoring Strategy Document” was prepared also in this project which will support the development of national monitoring legislation.