Tag: Montenegro


Studying the marine environment and the importance of public participation

Only through understanding the environment can its sustainable future be designed. Equally, it is essential to share understanding with the communities that live in any given area because, when a community interacts with the environment it is difficult not to have a negative impact if information and awareness are lacking. Such is the case in […]

Crossing borders towards a Good Environmental Status of the Adriatic

To protect our seas it is necessary to act together. Similarly, planning for our future relationship with the sea requires a “holistic” view that crosses borders and brings together all stakeholders. Since the signing of the Barcelona Convention, contracting countries have undertaken to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) for the Mediterranean Sea. Defined by the […]

The complexity of a cross-border project: new challenges for the future of the sea

A project that aims to study and learn about the coastal ecosystems of two nations is, of necessity, extremely complicated. There are many elements to be taken into account and managed, in order to organise the project harmoniously. GEF Adriatic is an essential part of a process that will lead to a new awareness of […]

The status of the marine environment in Montenegro

The GES assessment of the marine and coastal environment in Montenegro was conducted adopting the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP) and related criteria. This is the first attempt to assess GES in Montenegro using this methodology, and to apply an integrated approach which focuses on the different Ecological Objectives. The main finding derived from […]

Montenegro, the project as seen by its contributors 

The marine survey in Montenegro was undertaken within the project in early October 2019. It contributed to filling the gaps in knowledge about the state of the marine environment, due to lack of data, and allowed to test some of the proposed monitoring stations. Field researches enabled to learn more about the quality of Montenegro's […]

The Adriatic is vital for Montenegro: groundbreaking monitoring programme throws new light on ecosystems

The marine environment requires increasingly careful and coordinated management in the face of growing human pressures and to undertake this effectively depends primarily on data. An ecosystem-based approach to marine spatial planning (MSP) offers the best route to a secure long-term future for Montenegro’s marine resources. In fact, one of the aims of the GEF […]