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Land-Based Solutions for Plastics in the Sea

Project description

New methods to detect microplastics at sea

Plastic is pouring from land into our oceans at a rate of nearly 10 million tonnes a year. Once in the sea, plastics fragment into particles moving with the currents and ocean gyres before washing up on the coastline. The smaller the size the higher the risk posed by these particles to organisms and human health. EU-funded LABPLAS will develop new techniques and models for the quantification of small micro- and nano plastics (SMNP). Specifically, LABPLAS will determine reliable identification methods for more accurate assessment of the abundance, distribution, and toxicity determination of SMNP and associated chemicals in the environment. It will also develop practical computational tools to facilitate the mapping of plastic-impacted hotspots and promote scientifically sound plastic governance.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 687,50

Participants (15)

UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Calle De La Maestranza 9
15001 La Coruna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Bundesanstalt fuer Gewaesserkunde
Germany
EU contribution
€ 466 516,25
Address
Am Mainzer Tor 1
56068 Koblenz
Activity type
Research Organisations
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA LIN
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 319 041,25
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 286 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 025
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 371 539,75
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 354 843,75
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPEN UNIVERSITEIT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 473 280
Address
Valkenburgerweg 177
6419 AT Heerlen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OSTSEEFORSCHUNG WARNEMUNDE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 640
Address
Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIACAO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DO ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 247 250
Address
Parque De Ciencia E Tecnologia Da Ilha Terceira Terinov Terra Cha
9700-702 Ilha Terceira
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
R Sena Madureira 1500 5Th Fl
04021001 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 397 600
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GOUIN TODD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 750
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTACTICA S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 937,50
Address
Calle Canchal 8 Local 3
28021 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING EGI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Science Park 140
1098 XG Amsterdam
Activity type
Other