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 participa en el Campamento del Club Marítimo de Panxón

El pasado martes 6 de agosto de 2019 tuvo lugar la 2ª jornada del 1º Campamento Ecológico del Club Marítimo de Panxón “Siéntete descubridor en el Club Marítimo de Panxón”,[…]

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CleanAtlantic in One Integrated Marine Debris Observing System for a Clean Ocean

Our partner IEO is participating in the event “One Integrated Marine Debris Observing System for a Clean Ocean”. This event will be held online in French and English, from 17[…]

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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[…]

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Upcoming Events

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

9th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

The 9th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference will be taking place on the 1st & 2nd December and it will be at the Palacio de Congresos de Cadiz, in Cadiz, Spain.[…]

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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[…]

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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 €


46 months, September 2017 – June 2021


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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