Monitoring the ecological quality of rivers, coastal and transitional waters of Greece under the Article 8 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60 EU (EPERAA 8 REGIONS E. Macedonia & Thrace, Thessaly, Epirus, Ionian Islands, W. Greece, Peloponnese, N.Aegean, Crete) {ESPA 2007-2013}.

The particular geomorphological characteristics and climatic conditions of Greece (coastal areas, islands, high biodiversity, etc.) are considered for the Operational Programme “Environment – Sustainable Development” the basis for a targeted funding policy in the Greek Prefectures with a number of projects related to the protection, enhancement and rational management of the environment to provide the basis for a sustainable development.