Initial Assessment: Implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive for the Dutch part of the North Sea: Background document 1 (of 3)

Prins, T.C.; Slijkerman, D.M.E.; Mesel, I.G. de; Schipper, R.; Heuvel-Greve, M.J. van den


This report describes the environmental conditions in the Dutch part of the North Sea, the current human activities and the associated predominant pressures on the ecosystem. It also describes the present environmental status in terms to eleven qualitative descriptors for good environmental status