Tackling Marine Litter in the Atlantic Area


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

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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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Documentos TV – Plástico por todas partes

Desde la década de los 50’, cuando el plástico hizo su aparición en nuestras vidas hasta hoy, se han generado algo más de ocho mil millones de toneladas. Para los[…]

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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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Upcoming Events

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

Coastal Futures Conferences

Coastal Futures Conferences will take place on January 23rd & 24th 2019 and will by host by the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London The Coastal Futures 2019 programme includes:                  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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World Maritime Week

The second edition of the World Maritime Week will take place at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on the 12-14 February 2019. It is a great international maritime encounter of the[…]

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


3.249.241,04 €


2.436.930,78 €


36 months, September 2017–August 2020


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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