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STAGES - Connecting Science to Policy for Healthy Seas

Scientific Knowledge is crucial to the success of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), to define and track Good Environmental Status (GES) and to achieve successful monitoring and implementation.

STAGES has produced 3 publications with the finding form the research harnessing process, which provide a general overview of the identified research across Europea, a collection of factsheets showing insight into identified research in 25 European coastal countires and a set of recommendations to enhance the process.

The STAGES publications are available at the project website:

Please note that information on the research projects included in the STAGES publications is available at the Marine Knowledge Gate: