What is the risk of failing to meet environmental objectives?

The risk of failing to meet environmental policy objectives, such as those of the MSFD, can assessed using two approaches with ODEMM. A rapid assessment can be carried out using the Assessing the State of Good Environmental Status. This allows current information and expert judgement to be used to make an assessment of each of the MSFD GES Descriptors.

A second approach is the Risk Assessment. This allows you identify the ecological components most at risk of failing to achieve GES.