CleanAtlantic aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and remove marine litterRead More
This section describes the main CleanAtlantic working streams, detailing their specific objectives, activities and expected resultsRead More
List of project partner institutions and associated partners, including a general description of each institution, staff involved and contact detailsRead More
The latest news about marine litter and the CleanAtlantic project progress
El IEO demuestra la presencia de MPs en mejillones de roca del Noroeste español
El IEO ha publicado un artículo en el que muestra por primera vez el contenido en microplásticos presente en mejillones de roca (Mytilus sp.) procedentes de dos áreas de la[…]Read more
CLEANATLANTIC awarded at the Atlantic Project Awards 2021
Recognition as best project under category “Healthy Oceans and Resilient Coasts” CleanAtlantic project (Tackling marine litter in the Atlantic Area) was awarded at the 5th edition of the Atlantic Project Awards 2021 under[…]Read more
CleanAtlantic 4th Coordination Meeting
The CleanAtlantic consortium met in Vigo (Spain) on the 7th and 8th of May to host the 4th Coordination Meeting. The meeting consisted of a 2-day event in which partners[…]Read more
Information on project events and other external events in the scope of marine litter.
ICMPPS 2023: 17. International Conference on Microplastics and Plastic Pollution Studies
The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a[…]Read more
TITLE: Tackling Marine Litter in the Atlantic Area ACRONYM: CleanAtlantic PROGRAMME: Atlantic Area Transnational Program 2014-2020. Priority: Biodiversity, natural and cultural assets
46 months, September 2017 – June 2021
Centro Tecnológico del Mar, Fundación CETMARRead More
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.