European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters
International Consortium to support the European Environment Agency
The European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters (ETC/ICM) is an international consortium brought together to support the European Environment Agency (EEA) in its mission to deliver timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy-makers and the public for the development and implementation of sound environmental policies in the European Union and other EEA member countries. The intention is to establish a seamless environmental information system to assist the Commission and EEA member countries in their attempts to improve the environment, move towards sustainability and integrate environmental policies with other sectors such as economic, social, transport, industry, energy and agriculture.
The IWRS is a member of the consortium within the European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters (ETC ICM), which provides professional support to the European Environment Agency and which features the participation of experts from several countries. The IWRS has been a member of the consortium since 2007. Its tasks on the team responsible for seas include primarily conceptual work and the preparation of expert bases for integrated reports on the European seas. Some of the tasks performed by the IWRS within the ETC/ICM involve marine litter, where we prepare marine litter indicators and participate in the development of the Eye on Earth application.
Link to Additional Content
- Marine and coastal environment — SOER 2010 thematic assessment; http://www.eea.europa.eu/soer/europe/marine-and-coastal-environment
European Environment Agency (EEA) http://www.eea.europa.eu/about-us
European Topic Centre: http://icm.eionet.europa.eu/
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