Floating Litter Reporter: facilitating litter monitoring for maritime stakeholders
Responsible Partner: ARDITI Date: May 2021 Download: Link Description: Report describing the App Floating Litter Reporter. This tool was specifically designed to encourage citizen communities to make available relevant data while generating more consciousness at the local level on marine litter.
Responsible Partner: CEFAS Date: 08/06/2021 Download: Link Description: Report describing the App developed by CEFAS. The primary use for the app is for Cefas scientists on board the RV Cefas Endeavour to reduce the use of paper log sheets, streamline the data entry and reduce the time associated with data QC. Therefore, the main focus of the app requirements was based on the Cefas method of seafloor litter logging, which follows the ICES guideline for sampling and the OSPAR categories for seafloor litter, as much of the data is submitted annually to DATRAS.
Responsible Partner: INTECMAR Date: January 2020 Download:Installation Manual, User Manual, Administrator Manual, Annex: Diagram of the data base, APK and server software. Description: In the framework of CleanAtlantic project, the Technological Institute for the Marine Environment Monitoring of Galicia (INTECMAR) developed the mobile application Marine Litter LOC-app with the objective of facilitate and homogenizate data collection of marine litter pilled-up areas along the coast.
Marine Litter LOC-app allows geolocalizate the zones of accumulation, their characteristics and dimensions, add pictures and comments, as well as collect specific information about the marine litter. Marine Litter LOC- app was created with the purpose of being used during managed monitoring sessions where a coordinator (with the profile of Administrator) must previously choose those sector that will be monitored and must assign each sector to whom will collect data (with the profile of User).
MOHID Lagrangian Tool: Software necessary to include marine litter processes in an open source lagrangian transport tool
Responsible Partner: IST and USC Date: Septembre 2021 Download:Software, Installation guide (pdf), Short user guide (pdf) Description: This software includes marine litter processes in an open source lagrangian transport model (The MOHID Lagrangian Tool). An installation guide, and short installation guide are also available for download.
Twitter data analysis to assess the interest of citizens on the impact of marine plastic pollution
Responsible Partner: IEO Date: September 2021 Download: link Description: Few studies have mined social media platforms to assess environmental concerns. In this study, Twitter was scraped to obtain a ~140,000 tweet dataset related specifically to marine plastic pollution. The goal is to understand what kind of users profiles are tweeting and how and when they do it. In addition, topic modelling and graph theory techniques have allowed us to identify main concerns on this topic: i) impact on wildlife, ii) microplastics/water pollution, iii) estimates/reports, iv) legislation/protection, and v) recycling/cleaning initiatives. Results reveal a scarce influence of organizations involved in research and marine environmental awareness, so some guidelines are depicted that could help to adjust their communication plans. This is relevant to engage society through reliable information, change habits and reinforce sustainable behaviour. A visualization tool has been created to analyze the results over time.