MARINE LITTER IN THE ATLANTIC AREA
This work package aims to gather and assess data, knowledge and gaps regarding marine litter in the Atlantic Area, to identify and map key stakeholders and associated initiatives and to assess the economic impact of marine litter at coastal communities. It is led by CEFAS.
MONITORING AND DATA MANAGEMENT
The objective of this work package, led by IFREMER, is to reinforce and support harmonized monitoring of marine litter in the framework of the MSFD by building interfaces and applications to collect data, reviewing and improvement of protocols, monitoring strategies and testing and development of tools.
MAPPING AND MODELLING MARINE LITTER
The objective of this work package -coordinated by the IST- is to develop sub regional or regional maps of hotspots of floating litter. These maps will be based on mapping of circulation of floating masses of marine litter, identification of hotspots of accumulation on coastal areas and the role of prevailing currents and winds.
TACKLING MARINE LITTER
The objective of this work package, led by CETMAR, is to advance in the reduction of the presence of marine litter in the Atlantic Area in collaboration with marine stakeholders in the Atlantic Area (the sea professionals, ports and local authorities).
This work package, coordinated by IEO, aims to increase awareness on a number of local and regional stakeholders about the sources, impacts and solutions for marine litter and on how they can actively contribute to prevent, monitor and reduce it.