Within the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food’s organisational structure, the Marine Topic Centre (M-FDC) is placed in the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University. M-FDC is responsible for the Ministry of the Environment’s assessment of data on estuaries, coastal and open waters.
In addition, M-FDC has the following tasks:
The majority of the Topic Centre’s activities are based on the NOVANA programme. Moreover, the Centre participates in the international cooperation on protection and monitoring of the Baltic Sea environment (HELCOM) and the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR).