Glossary

Ecoscope
Acronym/AbbreviationTitle
ACAdvisory Councils
ACCOBAMSAgreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area
ACOMICES Advisory Committee
ASCOBANSAgreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas
BANOS SRIA Joint Baltic Sea and North Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
Barcelona Conv.UNEP/MAP Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean
Bern ConventionConvention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats in Europe
BlueMed SRIABlueMed Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
Bucharest Conv. Convention for the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution
BLACBlack Sea Advisory Council
BSACBaltic Sea Advisory Council
BSAPHELCOM’s Baltic Sea Action Plan
BBNJBiodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction
CBDConvention on Biological Diversity
CITESConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CMSConvention on Migratory Species (also known as Bonn Convention)
COFIFAO Committee of Fisheries
CFPCommon Fisheries Policy
DCFData Collection Framework
DGDirectorate-General of the European Commission
DG ENVDirectorate-General for Environment
DG MAREDirectorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
DSTDecision Support Table
DTOEuropean Digital Twin of the Ocean
EBFMEcosystem-Based Fisheries Management
ECEuropean Commission
EEAEuropean Environmental Agency
EUEuropean Union
FAOFood and Agriculture Organisation
Fish GroupHELCOM’s Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries
GESGood Environmental Status (under the MSFD)
GFCMGeneral Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
ICCATInternational Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas
ICESInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea
IMPIntegrated Maritime Policy
IOC-UNESCOIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPBESIntergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
IPOAInternational Plans of Action
IUCNInternational Union for Conservation of Nature
JRCJoint Research Centre
MAPsMultiannual Management Plans under the CFP
MAPMediterranean Action Plan under UNEP
MEDACMediterranean Sea Advisory Council
Mission OceanEU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters
MoUCMS Memoranda of Understanding
MoU SharksMemorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks
MPAMarine Protected Area
MSFDMarine Strategy Framework Directive
MSPDMarine Spatial Planning Directive
MSRGMember States Regional Group
MSYMaximum Sustainable Yield
NBSAPsNational Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (under the CBD)
NEASOSPAR’s North-East Atlantic Environmental Strategy
NSACNorth Sea Advisory Council
Ocean DecadeUN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)
OSPAROslo-Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment in the North-East Atlantic
HELCOMHelsinki Commission, implementing the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment in the Baltic Sea Area (Helsinki Convention)
PELACPelagic Stocks Advisory Council
SACScientific Advisory Committee of Fisheries (GFCM)
SCICOMICES Scientific Committee
SCRSStanding Committee on Research and Statistics (ICCAT)
SPAMIsSpecially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (under the Barcelona Convention)
SRAStrategic Research Agenda
STECFScientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries
RCPIPCC Representative Concentration Pathways
RSCRegional Sea Convention
Restoration DecadeUN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)
RFMORegional Fisheries Management Organisation
RSCAPsUNEP Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans
SACsSpecial Areas of Conservation (under the Habitats Directive)
SCIsSites of Community Importance (under the Habitats Directive)
SDGUN Sustainable Development Goal
SoMFiGFCM State of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Fisheries Report
SPAsSpecial Protection Areas (under the Birds Directive)
SRIAsStrategic Research and Innovation Agendas
UNUnited Nations
UNCLOSUN Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNESCOUN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNEPUN Environment Program
UNFSAUN Fish Stocks Agreement
WFDWater Framework Directive