Optimized protocol and template for monitoring floating macrolitter by scientific observers onboard research vessels
Responsible Partner: IEO Vigo Date: September 2021 Download: Link Description: This document includes the updated version of the protocol and templates used for monitoring floating macrolitter. These data are recorded along with the monitoring of apex predators. In the frame of the CleanAtlantic project the existent protocol and record sheets were adapted and improved so that they can be used as standard tools for any observer regardless the specificities of the research vessel or institution, and also to facilitate the work of the observers.
Towards a protocol for the observation of microplastics in Biota
Responsible Partner: CEFAS Date: April 2020 Download: link Description: This report discusses a number of publications which document the ingestion of microplastics by biota comparing the methodology for detection and quantification of microplastics in biota and a suitable and sustainable indicator species for the monitoring of microplastics in biota in the Atlantic area.
Operational guide for the clean-up of marine litter on the coastline
Responsible Partner: CEDRE Date: Enero 2022 Download: link Description: This guide addresses routine beach litter collection operations, including manual pick-up and mechanised clean-up, particularly on sedimentary substrates which are more prone to stranding and more likely to suffer deleterious impacts caused directly by cleaning operations, whether manual or mechanical. The guide briefly presents the elements that need to be known in order to understand how the shoreline functions, and how litter behaves in this dynamic environment.