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EUROpean quality Controlled Harmonization Assuring Reproducible Monitoring and assessment of plastic pollution

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Report on development of national and regional plastic litter capacity building action plans

This report will describe the activities to be performed in order to develop plastic litter capacity building action plans at national and regional level through the two workshops organized as part of tasks 4.1.

Handbook of relevant European plastic monitoring entities, projects and initiatives

This deliverable will present a manual containing the comprehensive description of the most representative entities, projects and initiatives tackling plastic pollution and monitoring in Europe, designed in a way that allows more effective interactions during the project duration: academia, private sector and policy-oriented entities; infrastructures including data management and observing systems; recently finished, ongoing projects and forthcoming calls focused on plastic in the European region.

Second year report on project management activities

This report outlines all the project management activities undertaken during the second year (Month 13 to 24).

First year report on communication, dissemination and networking activities

EV ILVO will closely monitor communication activities the production of communication products and networking activities during and after the kickoff A report with analytics and lessons learnt will be published after the first year of the project

First year report on project management activities, procedures and tools

This report outlines all the project management activities undertaken during the first year Month 1 to 12

Recommendations of procedures and methods for monitoring programs

A synthesis of WP1 and WP2 outcomes on prioritized indicators that will include a comparison with existing monitoring recommendations from e.g. EU/JRC and the relevant RSCs.

Optimisation of monitoring strategies to improve the MSFD strategy

The strategy in place for monitoring the various criteria of the D10 will be analyzed for gaps but also possible updates from the environmental, technical, logistical, and economical points of view. This information, together with the outputs from other WPs, will serve to refine the design of monitoring, when appropriate.

Third year report on communication, dissemination and networking activities

The report will provide information on the implementation of tasks and activities within WP5 from months 25 to 36. This will include an updated report on tasks lasting through the whole project life including information and tools sharing through dedicated website and social media (Task 5.1) and collaboration with other ongoing activities within the EU (Task 5.5). This update will build on deliverable D5.3 (second year report). The third year report will also account on the implementation of the workshop “Sampling strategies for plastic litter (from macro to micro and nanoplastics) monitoring in the different environmental compartments” (Task 5.4) and the EUROqCHARM Final Conference (Task 5.6) that will occur during the project third and last year.

Third year report on project management activities

This report outlines all the project management activities undertaken during the third year (Month 25 to 36).

Second year report on communication, dissemination and networking activities

The report outlines the communication, dissemination and networking activities carried out in the second year of the project. Among others, a workshop for ca. 30-50 participants from international laboratories and scientific instrument makers will be organized to discuss the outcomes of the intercalibration study on microplastics analysis in various matrices. Expected audience: approx. 30 - 50 participants.

Report on the establishment of Operational Network for Plastic Monitoring

This report will describe the activities to be performed for creation and consolidation of an Operational Network of Plastic Monitoring (ON) resulting in the Knowledge and Best Practices Plan. The Plan will be developed together and with national and international key players involved in different phases of plastic monitoring and will contain a set of protocols to ensure that all relevant knowledge coming out of the project is carefully managed. To accomplish these aims, two workshops will be held during the duration of the project. The consolidation of this ON will be the key for putting the Plan into practice.

Report on global database synchronisation

Report on the analysis of the main global initiatives for marine litter sampling reporting, including data management, and how/where the existing regional and global platforms can be incorporated at the international level. The allocation of the European procedures on the international framework will show the integration of the European work within the international strategies, thus allowing to promote the European best practices in the international stakeholder groups.

Report on the Transnational Joint Actions

This deliverable will describe the activities to support the design and implementation of new transnational joint actions (e.g. joint actions on training/education, ecosystem and innovation) between the EU countries (at least the countries of the project partners) to consolidate the Operational Network for plastic monitoring and to demonstrate at the pilot scale how the improved plastic litter strategy will be implemented.

Standard measuring procedures for policy and legislation(baselines and thresholds)

Based on task 2.5, in terms of uncertainty and effectiveness and task 3.2 regarding monitoring strategies, standard measuring procedures will be finalised and harmonised for implementation. This will be done by presenting a report through EUROqCHARM’s multi stakeholder platform represented by CEN, ISO, MSFD, GESAMP and AMAP.

Feasibility study of the harmonised protocol for use in large scale monitoring programs

The feasibility study will assess the practicality of using the protocols in large scale monitoring programs including a critical evaluation of the constraints associated with costs, applicability, representative sample size and analytical uncertainty.

Data Management Plan

A data management plan will be developed and shared to identify the main strategies needed to ensure data quality and to make data FAIR, following the Open Research Data Pilot of the EC. In addition, it will consider the relevant topics associated to the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). This deliverable will be a living document, evolving during the project lifetime.

Production of at least two CRMs, and identification of two candidate CRMs

Several candidate reference materials will be tested based on the outcome of the feasibility study (task 2.1). A number of options will be pursued (including water, sediment, biota) and used in the ILS (task 2.3) for further certification through JRCs ‘soft CRM’ program (task 2.6) by the expert labs participating in the ILS resulting in at least two CRMs and several candidate CRMs.

Launch and management of dedicated website and social media

EV ILVO designs a multilanguage and userfriendly project website in an early stage of the project Via a newsroom group EV ILVO will define a dissemination plan including a social media strategy


Current efforts on microplastic monitoring in Arctic fish and how to proceed

Autores: Kögel, T., Hamilton, B.M., Granberg, M.E., Provencher, J.F., Hammer, S., Gomiero, A., Magnusson, K. Lusher, A.L.
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2021-0057

Plastitar in the Mediterranean Sea: New records and the first geochemical characterization of these novel formations

Autores: Francesco Saliu, Montserrat Compa, Alessandro Becchi, Marina Lasagni, Elena Collina, Arianna Liconti, Enzo Suma, Salud Deudero, Daniele Grech, Giuseppe Suaria
Publicado en: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Edición Volume 196, 2023, Página(s) 115583, ISSN 1879-3363
Editor: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.115583

Generating Environmental Sampling and Testing Data for Micro- and Nanoplastics for Use in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Autores: Cecilia Askham; Valentina H. Pauna; Anne-Marie Boulay; Peter Fantke; Olivier Jolliet; Jérôme Lavoie; Andy M. Booth; Claire Coutris; Francesca Verones; Miriam Weber; Martina G. Vijver; Amy Lusher; Carla Hajjar
Publicado en: Science of the Total Environment, Edición Volume 859, 2023, Página(s) 160038, ISSN 1879-1026
Editor: Elsevier
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.4171913

Status and future recommendations for recording and monitoring litter on the Arctic seafloor

Autores: Grøsvik, B. E., Granberg, M.E., Kögel, T., Lusher, A.L., Gomiero, A., Halldorsson, H. P., Madsen, A. K., Baak, J.E., Guls, H.D., Magnusson, K.
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2022-0004

Finding the Balance between Research and Monitoring: When Are Methods Good Enough to Understand Plastic Pollution?

Autores: Amy L. Lusher; Sebastian Primpke
Publicado en: Environmental Science and Technology, Edición Volume 57, Number 15, 2023, Página(s) 6033-6039, ISSN 1520-5851
Editor: ACS Publications
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.2c06018

Global marine litter research 2015–2020: Geographical and methodological trends

Autores: Marthe Larsen Haarr, Jannike Falk-Andersson, Joan Fabres
Publicado en: Science of the Total Environment, Edición Volume 820, 2022, Página(s) 153162, ISSN 0048-9697
Editor: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153162

Development and testing of a prototype indicator-based tool for identification of potential problem areas for marine litter in Europe's seas

Autores: Ciarán J. Murray, Bert van Bavel, Ahmet E. Kideyş, Amy L. Lusher, Johnny Reker, Gašper Šubelj, Jesper H. Andersen
Publicado en: Science of The Total Environment, Edición Volume 905, 2023, Página(s) 167096, ISSN 0048-9697
Editor: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167096

Monitoring litter and microplastics in Arctic mammals and bird

Autores: Amy L. Lusher, Jennifer F. Provencher, Julia E. Baak, Bonnie M. Hamilton, Katrin Vorkamp, Ingeborg G. Hallanger, Liz Pijogge, Max Liboiron, Madelaine Bourdages, Sjúrður Hammer, Maria Gavrilo, Jesse Vermaire, Jannie F Linnebjerg, Mark L. Mallory, Geir Wing Gabrielsen
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2021-0058

The power of multi-matrix monitoring in the Pan-Arctic region: plastics in water and sediment

Autores: Martin, J., Granberg, M., Provencher, J., Liboiron, M., Pijogge, L., Magnusson, K., Hallanger, I.G., Bergmann, M., Aliani, S., Gomiero, A., Grøsvik, B. E., Vermaire, J., Primpke, S., Lusher, A.L.
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2021-0056

An ecosystem-scale litter and microplastic monitoring plan under the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

Autores: Jennifer Provencher, Tanja Kögel, Amy Lusher, Katrin Vorkamp, Alessio Gomiero, Ilka Peeken, Maria Granberg, Sjúrður Hammer, Julia Baak, Jan René Larsen, Eivind Farmen
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2021-0059

Innovative reference materials for method validation in microplastic analysis including interlaboratory comparison exercises

Autores: Elena Martínez-Francés, Bert van Bavel, Rachel Hurley, Luca Nizzetto, Svetlana Pakhomova, Nina T. Buenaventura, Cecilie Singdahl-Larsen, Marie-Louise Tambo Magni, Jon Eigill Johansen, Amy Lusher
Publicado en: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Edición 415, 2023, Página(s) 2907–2919, ISSN 1618-2642
Editor: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-023-04636-4

Moving forward in microplastic research: A Norwegian perspective

Autores: Amy L. Lusher, Rachel Hurley, Hans Peter H. Arp, Andy M. Booth, Inger Lise N. Bråte, Geir W. Gabrielsen, Alessio Gomiero, Tânia Gomes, Bjørn Einar Grøsvik, Norman Green, Marte Haave, Ingeborg G. Hallanger, Claudia Halsband, Dorte Herzke, Erik J. Joner, Tanja Kögel, Kirsten Rakkestad, Sissel B. Ranneklev, Marianne Olsen
Publicado en: Environment International, Edición Volume 157, 2021, Página(s) 106794, ISSN 0160-4120
Editor: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106794

Productivity, pressure, and new perspectives: impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on marine early-career researchers

Autores: Amanda Schadeberg; Eleanor Ford; Alina M Wieczorek; Louise C Gammage; María López-Acosta; Ivana Buselic; Timotej Turk Dermastia; Marcos Fontela; Cristina Galobart; Natalia Llopis Monferrer; Marek Lubośny; Stefania Piarulli; Giuseppe Suaria
Publicado en: ICES Journal of Marine Science, Edición Volume 79, 2022, Página(s) 2298-2310, ISSN 1054-3139
Editor: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsac167

Current State of Microplastic Pollution Research Data: Trends in Availability and Sources of Open Data.

Autores: Jenkins, T., Persaud, B.D., Cowger, W., Szigeti, K., Roche, D.G., Clary, E., Slowinski, S., Lei, B., Abeynayaka, A., Nyadjro, E.S., Maes, T., Hampton., L. H., Bergmann, M., Aherne, J., Mason, S.A., Honek, J. F., Rezanezhad, F., Lusher, A.L Booth, A. M., Smither, R.D.L., Van Cappellen, P.
Publicado en: Frontiers in Environmental Science, Edición Volume 10, Article 912107, 2022, Página(s) 912107, ISSN 2296-665X
Editor: Frontiers Media S.A.
DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.912107

Microplastic variability in subsurface water from the Arctic to Antarctica

Autores: Pakhomova, S., Berezina, A., Lusher, A.L., Zhdanov, K., Zavialov, P., van Bavel, B., Yakushev, E.
Publicado en: Environmental Pollution, Edición Volume 298, 2022, Página(s) 118808, ISSN 0269-7491
Editor: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118808

A review of the use of microplastics in reconstructing dated sedimentary archives

Autores: Jake Martin, Amy L. Lusher, Francis Chantel Nixon
Publicado en: Science of The Total Environment, Edición 806, Part 4, 2022, Página(s) 150818, ISSN 0048-9697
Editor: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150818

Future monitoring of litter and microplastics in the Arctic

Autores: Provencher, J., Aliani, S., Bergmann, M., Bourdages, M., Buhl-Mortensen, L., Galgani, F., Gomiero, A., Granberg, M., Grøsvik, B. E., Hamilton, B.M., Kögel, T., Larsen, J.R., Lusher, A.L., Mallory, M.L., Murphy, P., Peeken, I., Primpke, S., Strand, J., Vorkamp, K
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2022-0011

Reproducible pipelines and readiness levels in plastic monitoring.

Autores: Stefano Aliani, Amy Lusher, Francois Galgani, Dorte Herzke, Vladimir Nikiforov, Sebastian Primpke, Lisa Roscher, Vitor Hugo de Silva, Jakob Strand, Giuseppe Suaria, David Vanavermaete, Katrien Verle, Bavo de Witte, Bert van Bavel
Publicado en: Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, Edición Reproducibility and Readiness Levels in Plastic Monitoring, 2023, Página(s) 290-291, ISSN 2662-138X
Editor: Nature Portfolio
DOI: 10.1038/s43017-023-00405-0

Monitoring guidelines for polymer identification, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and data reporting for monitoring of microplastics in the Arctic environment

Autores: Primpke, S., Booth, A. M., Gerdts, G., Gomiero, A., Kögel, T., Lusher, A.L., Strand, J., Scholz-Bottcher, Galgani, F., Provencher, J.F., Aliani, S., Patankar, S., Vorkamp, K
Publicado en: Arctic Science, 2022, ISSN 2368-7460
Editor: Canadian Science Publishing
DOI: 10.1139/as-2022-0006

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