Although there is high interest in realizing the great potential of applying eDNA methods to marine monitoring in the Northeast Atlantic, the implementation process has proven challenging. Researchers and stakeholders lack a common understanding about how eDNA methods can be used as well as a basis for discussing the various challenges and ambitions of both parties. The aim of the UNIFIeD project was to assess the current status of implementation; identifying these challenges and ambitions and provide a basis for enhanced communication between researchers and stakeholders. This report describes results from surveys addressing the key issues of eDNA application, standardization and implementation. In addition, the discussions and consensus from the following workshop is presented.