Structure of the MCC
The MCC consists of a number of interlinked components. Where appropriate, information can be also classified in a different sub-structure, for example by Descriptors or Descriptor groups.
The MSFD operates within an adaptive policy framework with a 6-year review cycle. The MCC acts as a single entry point to past and current policy-review activities, including the ongoing review and possible revision of Commission Decision 2010/477/EU on criteria and methodological standards on good environmental status of marine waters. The policy documents repository will provide access to all official MSFD policy texts generated under the CIS process.
The scientific and technical documents repository includes:
The MCC provides a link between science and policy by bridging marine scientific community expertise and the MSFD implementation strategy. In close collaboration with DG R&I, the MCC extracts MSFD-relevant knowledge from past and ongoing projects and channels this into the MSFD implementation and adaptation process.
It also provides the following tools and functionalities: