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Smart technology for MArinE Litter SusTainable RemOval and Management

Objective

MAELSTROM strives to provide answers and diversified solutions to the complex question to the removal and sustainable treatment of marine litter legacy. MAELSTROM leverages on the integration of complementary technologies for marine litter removal in different European coastal ecosystems, compounded with full-fledged circular economy and societal oriented solutions. In particular, the project (i) sets out a reliable multidisciplinary and scientifically sound approach for the assessment of marine debris distribution and impact on marine life in highly valuable ecosystems and protected areas; (ii) designs and manufactures scalable, replicable and automated technologies, co-powered with renewable energy and second generation fuel, to identify, remove and sort marine litter; (iii) evaluates over time the effectiveness of marine litter removal devices along with their impact on local ecosystems; (iv) integrates different technologies to track, sort and recycle all types of collected marine litter into valuable raw materials for future marketisation; (v) assesses the economic and societal impact of the MAELSTROM solutions providing also a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the technologies and products; (vi) enhances social awareness about the marine litter issue and engages citizens and stakeholders in MAELSTROM activities; (vii) interplays with similar projects to maximize innovation uptake for marine litter removal within and outside the EU. MAELSTROM is formally supported by a set of key stakeholders committed to sustain its core actions and its follow up activities. The consortium is a tight knit group made of research centers and foundations of excellence in marine life, biology and sustainable energy, AI and robotics, multinational /national recycling companies with certified industrial plants, a market consultancy company, a micro-enterprise and a plastic-focussed NGO.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 003 750

Participants (13)

STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Malta
EU contribution
€ 382 500
Address
University Campus, Tal-qroqq
2080 Msida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES (I.S.D.I.) GROUP LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 121 187,50
Address
Corner Place 2 Triq Iz-zaghfran
ATD 9012 Attard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEES RECYCLING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 500
Address
Via Monte Colombera 22
33081 Aviano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VENICE LAGOON PLASTIC FREE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 750
Address
Cannaregio 2321
30121 Venezia
Activity type
Other
Centro Internazionale in Monitoraggio Ambientale - Fondazione CIMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 375
Address
Via A. Magliotto 2
17100 Savona
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 937 812,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALPHA CONSULTANTS (UK) LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 250
Address
27 Old Gloucester Street
WC1N 3AX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGACAO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 455 543,75
Address
Av General Norton De Matos S/n
4450 208 Matosinhos
Activity type
Research Organisations
SERVIZI TECNICI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 539 853,13
Address
San Polo 1173 Stradario 00056
30125 Venezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE GREAT BUBBLE BARRIER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 503 825
Address
Johan Van Hasseltweg 39
1021 KN Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAKEEN POWER A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 168 437,50
Address
Alsvej 21
8950 Randers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 335 761,25
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations