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Entrevista a Marisa Fernández, nuestra coordinadora en CleanAtlantic

«Galicia es una zona ejemplar en la lucha contra la basura marina por la masa crítica en investigación y por la concienciación del sector pesquero» Tomada de La Voz de Galicia, el 3/06/19 Marisa Fernández coordina desde el Centro Tecnológico del Mar de Vigo el proyecto europeo CleanAtlantic que busca mejorar las capacidades de prevención, seguimiento y…
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New publication about microplastic distribution in surface sediments along the Spanish Mediterranean continental shelf

Scientists of the Oceanographic Centers of Vigo and Murcia of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) evaluated the presence of microplastics in the Mediterranean coast in a study they just published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. This study aims to be a tool to evaluate potential impacts of microplastics on the marine…
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New postdoctoral position in the Marine Institute

The Marine institute is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher on Ocean Modelling. The successful candidate will work within the Oceanographic Services team as a Postdoctoral Researcher, with main responsibility for delivering modelling products and services for the following projects: Interreg VA project COMPASS (Collaborative Oceanography for Marine Protected Areas and Species) Interreg Atlantic Area CleanAtlantic (Tackling…
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CleanAtlantic Workshop: Advances in Monitoring and modelling marine litter

CleanAtlantic is organising the workshop “Advances in Monitoring and Modelling of marine litter” that will take place on the 9th May in the CETMAR facilities, in Vigo( Spain). The workshop is organised by IEO supported by CETMAR, and will gather local and regional stakeholders focusing their activity on marine litter. The seminar will consist of…
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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 reviewed and discussed the progress on activities and tasks to achieve the project objectives. The meeting was held in the CETMAR facilities and was co-organised…
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CleanAtlantic muestra a los estudiantes del CEIP Virxe do Rocío de Vigo la problemática de las basuras marinas

Los alumnos del CEIP Virxe do Rocío de Bouzas, en Vigo, visitaron el pasado jueves día 11 las instalaciones del Centro Tecnológico del Mar (Fundación CETMAR) para conocer de primera mano el trabajo que se desarrolla en el centro. Los pequeños, de 6 a 12 años, participaron en distintos talleres, desde el papel de las…
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Students from Sesimbra (Portugal) collaborated with CleanAtlantic conducting marine litter monitoring activities

Students from Sesimbra (Portugal) conducted a marine litter monitoring under CleanAtlantic project Twenty-seven students from Castelo Middle School (6th grade) from Sesimbra (Portugal), have  conducted a marine litter monitoring action on Moinho de Baixo Beach (Meco, Portugal), picking up 934 items of marine litter, weighting 34.4 kg, on a 700 meters extension. Swabs, plastic bags and food packaging fragments…
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Radiografía de la basura marina en el Mediterráneo español

La basura marina es un problema creciente en el Mar Mediterráneo, pero pocos estudios se han centrado en su composición, distribución espacial y evolución temporal. Ahora, un nuevo trabajo revela que en aguas españolas los plásticos son el principal componente y que la densidad es mayor en el Mar de Alborán que en la región…
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CleanAtlantic in MARLICE 2019

MARLICE, the International Forum on Marine Litter and Circular Economy, was held in Seville on the past 10th-12th April, gathering public authorities, research institutes, private sector and environmental organizations. It was organised by AEBAM (The Spanish Marine Litter Association) and served as a platform for projects in the Atlantic and Mediterranean area promoting synergies between…
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The potential of satellite data in mapping marine litter hotspots

On the 23-25 January, CleanAtlantic participated on the Atlantic from Space Workshop in the NOC premises, in Southampton, UK that was organised by the European Space Agency (ESA). The workshop was aimed on identying gaps for the Atlantic region in terms of EO/data repositories, review main requirements from geo-information and identify high-level requirements and associated…
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