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: Marine litter: From a global environmental challenge to a job creation driver

The cleanAtlantic project in collaboration with OceanWise, ML-Style, and LitterDrone projects is organising the Workshop “Marine litter: From a global environmental challenge to a job creation driver” in the frame[…]

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CleanAtlantic will attend the European Week of Regions and Cities

The CleanAtlantic project has been invited to attend the European Week of Regions and Citities. The project will be presented in the exhibition “Made in Interreg: A Journey into Transnational Cooperation”. […]

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3rd Seminar for the Protection of the Marine Environment: The marine litter threat

CleanAtlantic participated in the “III Seminar for the Protection of the Marine Environment: The marine litter threat” held by the CEIDA (Centro de Extensión Universitaria e Divulgación Ambiental de Galicia) on[…]

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Upcoming Events

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

World circular economy forum – Japan 2018

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan and Sitra are proud to host the 2nd World Circular Economy Forum in Yokohama, Japan on 22-24 October 2018. WCEF presents the world’s[…]

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CleanAtlantic Workshop: Marine litter: From a global environmental challenge to a job creation driver

The cleanAtlantic project in collaboration with OceanWise, ML-Style, and LitterDrone projects is organising the Workshop “Marine litter: From a global environmental challenge to a job creation driver” in the frame[…]

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5th Atlantic Stakeholder Conference

The 5th annual conference of the European Atlantic Stakeholders Platform will focus on actions to boost youth employment in the maritime domain and will gather political leaders, maritime clusters, enterprises,[…]

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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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