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 in MARLICE 2019

MARLICE, the International Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy, was held in Seville on the past 10th-12th April, gathering public authorities, research institutes, private sector and environmental organizations. It[…]

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CleanAtlantic 4th Coordination Meeting

The CleanAtlantic consortium will meet in Vigo (Spain) on the 7th and 8th of May to host the 4th Coordination Meeting. The meeting will consist of a 2-day event in[…]

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CleanAtlantic Workshop: Advances in Monitoring and modelling marine litter

CleanAtlantic is organising the workshop “Advances in Monitoring and Modelling of marine litter” that will take place on the 9th May in the CETMAR facilities, in Vigo( Spain). The workshop[…]

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Upcoming Events

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

XV International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium – IEBS 2019

Estuaries and bays, located at the land-ocean interface, receive large quantities of nutrients and organic carbon from runoff thus supporting high rates of primary production and playing a major ecological[…]

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Oceans 2019

OCEANS 2019 will be held in Marseille, France, on June 17-20. It is the bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. These industry thought leaders[…]

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2019 IMBeR Open Science Conference

The Future Oceans2 IMBeR Open Science Conference will be held at Le Quartz Congress Centre in Brest, France. The Workshops will take place on the 15-16 June 2019 and the main[…]

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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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