Marine Policy

IEEP has undertaken a number of studies on the European policies that are important for regulating the uses of the marine environment and protecting marine biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, the Common Fisheries Policy and the Birds and Habitats Directives.  

IEEP is also at the forefront of research into other EU policies that have an impact on the ocean and coastal areas, including the Common Agricultural Policy, the Water Framework Directive and resource use measures related to marine litter, plastics and circular economy.

IEEP is also a member of the Marine CoLABoration – a group of nine organisations supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to advance ocean protection.

Regarding work in this area, please contact: Andrew Farmer and Daniela Russi