Coastal and Transitional Water Ecosystems
To enhance and protect the coastal and transitional water ecosystems.
This Specific Objective is aimed at the protection of the environment and its eco-systems. In particular, the Programme is looking to fund more effective and efficient management of the environment. The aim is to support the people and economy of the Programme Area through the realisation of benefits such as protection against environmental risks (e.g mitigating the impact of climate change), and better public health from a protected environment. This includes management of ecosystem services.
Transitional waters are bodies of surface water in the vicinity of river mouths which are partly saline in character as a result of their proximity to coastal waters but which are substantially influenced by freshwater flows.