Yesterday the final symposium of the BENTHIS project took place in Brussels. It was a hot and inspiring day, with a mixed public of EU officials, national policy makers, stakeholders from the fishery industry and environmental NGOs, EU officials, national policy makers, and a lot of scientists.
The EU officials emphasised the importance of the BENTHIS project, methodology and results to provide data for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Also the stakeholders were happy to have tools that allow for having informed discussions with other stakeholders based on scientific data. The project is not finished yet however. In the coming months we will finalise different reports and articles, wrap up the results, and put more effort in the dissemination of the project’s outcomes.
Yesterday’s presentations can be found in the link below.