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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.

From 2007 to 2013, Cenia, Czech Environmental Information Agency was leading the European Topic Centre on Water (ETC/W) later called ETC/ICM.

Since the 1st of January 2014 The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ is leading the new European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC/ICM) with a newly established consortium of 18 partners.

EEA/EIONET Services:

EEA | EEA Water and marine environment | EEA Water Indicators | EEA Data And Maps Service | Eionet Forum | Eionet | WISE Freshwater & Marine | Water Directives Reporting

EIONET Forum Interest Groups:
ETC/ICM Consortium (restricted access) | WISE Water Directives reporting | NRC EIONET Freshwater | NRC Marine and coastal environment

European Commission:

Implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD CIRCA) Marine Strategy



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