Author: Raquel Diez

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 and discussed the progress on activities and tasks. The meeting was hosted by CEDRE in their facilitites in Brest. Additionally, three discussion groups were coupled…
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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 supported by the project partners. Discussions will focus on three main topics: Best practices on waste management in harbours and preventing measures for reducing marine…
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CleanAtlantic will participate in the LitterDrone International Workshop

The LitterDrone project will host the coming 11th of December in Madrid (Spain) an International Workshop which will take place in the Ministry for the Ecological Transition’s Assembly Hall. The workshop will count with the participation of the LitterDrone project’s consortium, representatives of its supervisory committee and a group of international experts on marine litter and remote sensing. During the Workshop the…
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New article published by IEO in the framework of CleanAtlantic

The Spanish Institute of Oceanography in collaboration with the University of Vigo has published the scientific paper: Dynamics of floating marine debris in the northern Iberian waters: A model approach In this work, the authors study the distribution of floating debris in the northern Iberian waters. Field data and model results show high concentrations of floating…
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“Position Paper” de la Fundación para la Economía Circular sobre la Estrategia de Plásticos

La política europea en materia de plásticos se caracteriza, a día de hoy, principalmente por dos iniciativas: la Estrategia europea para el plástico en una economía circular, y la Propuesta de Directiva relativa a la reducción del impacto ambiental de determinados productos de plástico, publicadas en enero y mayo de este año, respectivamente, por la Comisión…
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CleanAtlantic Survey – your participation is needed!

In the framework of CleanAtlantic we are conducting a survey to learn about past and present initiatives related to marine litter pollution in Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom, and Ireland. The objective of this survey is to identify good practices that can serve as inspiration for any organization or individual who plan to initiate actions…
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CleanAtlantic in MICRO2018

The International Conference “MICRO2018 Fate and Impacts of microplastics: knowledge, actions and solutions” is taking place in Lanzarote on the 19th-23rd November. MICRO 2018 provides an opportunity to share available knowledge regarding micoplastics, fill in gaps, identify new questions and research needs, and develop commitments to operationalise solutions; MICRO 2018 will be a chance to…
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CleanAtlantic at the Atlantic Area events

Atlantic Area Annual Event On the 22nd October, the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme organised its annual event “Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area”, in Vigo, Spain. CleanAtlantic was invited to participate in the exhibition of Atlantic Area projects to showcase the project objectives and activities. With the aim of raising…
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New publication on microplastics in marine fauna

The Spanish Oceanographic Institute (IEO) has published a new paper in the Journal Marine Pollution Bulletin on: Microplastics in the stomach contents of common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) stranded on the Galician coasts (NW Spain, 2005–2010) This study made use of 35 samples of common dolphin stomach contents to investigate the presence of microplastics. Microplastics were identified in…
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The Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s vote on the legislative proposal to reduce impact of certain plastic products on the environment

The European Parliament has endorsed today the initiative to tackle marine litter at its source, targeting the 10 plastic products that most often end up in the oceans, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. Taken together, these products constitute 70% of marine litter. Europeans are greatly concerned about the impacts of plastic waste on their…
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