The environmental issue of concern of the LAGOONS project is the anthropogenic deterioration and climate change impacts (especially the effects of extreme weather event) on surface water and lagoons ecosystems.

The main objective of the LAGOONS project is to contribute to a science-based seamless strategy – in an integrated and coordinated fashion – of the management of lagoons seen under the land-sea and science-policy-stakeholder interface; i.e., the project seeks to underpin the integration of the EU Water Framework Directive, Habitat Directive, the EU’s  ICZM Recommendation, and the EU Marine Strategy Directive.