Tackling Marine Litter in the Atlantic Area

PROJECT

CleanAtlantic aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and remove marine litter

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WORK PACKAGES

This section describes the main CleanAtlantic working streams, detailing their specific objectives, activities and expected results

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CONSORTIUM

List of project partner institutions and associated partners, including a general description of each institution, staff involved and contact details

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Latest News

The latest news about marine litter and the CleanAtlantic project progress

CleanAtlantic Workshop with Stakeholders

CleanAtlantic is organising a workshop with stakeholders that is taking place today, on the 5th December in Brest, France. The workshop will gather local and regional stakeholders and will be[…]

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CleanAtlantic 3rd Coordination meeting

The CleanAtlantic consortium met in Brest (France) on the 3rd and 4th of December during the III Coordination Meeting. The meeting consisted of a 2-day event in which partners reviewed[…]

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CleanAtlantic will participate in the LitterDrone International Workshop

The LitterDrone project will host the coming 11th of December in Madrid (Spain) an International Workshop which will take place in the Ministry for the Ecological Transition’s Assembly Hall. The workshop will count with the[…]

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Upcoming Events

Information on project events and other external events in the scope of marine litter.

LitterDrone International Workshop

The LitterDrone project will host the coming 11th of December in Madrid (Spain) an International Workshop which will take place in the Ministry for the Ecological Transition’s Assembly Hall. The workshop will count with the[…]

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Atlantic from Space Workshop

The Atlantic from Space Workshop will be held on the 23-25 January 2019 in the NOC premises, in Southampton, UK. It will be organised by the European Space Agency (ESA).[…]

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Plastic in the aquatic environment: observing and explaining where it comes from and where it goes?” Session at the EGU General Assembly

The EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of[…]

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About

TITLE: Tackling Marine Litter in the Atlantic Area ACRONYM: CleanAtlantic PROGRAMME: Atlantic Area Transnational Program 2014-2020. Priority: Biodiversity, natural and cultural assets

TOTAL BUDGET

3.249.241,04 €

EU GRANT

2.436.930,78 €

DURATION

36 months, September 2017–August 2020

COORDINATOR

Centro Tecnológico del Mar, Fundación CETMAR

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The Marine Litter Environmental Threat

• Marine litter covers any solid material (plastic, wood, glass, rubber, etc.) that has been deliberately discarded, or unintentionally lost on beaches, shores or at sea, including materials transported into the marine environment from land by rivers, draining or sewage systems or winds (OSPAR).

• Marine litter is a global concern affecting the oceans and the coast that impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems, threatens human health and safety, and causes economic losses and aesthetic problems.

• Tackling marine litter demands a cross-sectorial and multilevel approach, involving public and private stakeholders as well as NGOs and society.

• Consistent approaches to monitor, record, map and remove marine litter are needed and demand collaborative work and coordination.

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