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UPSCALING THE PLASTIC PIRATES CITIZEN SCIENCE INITIATIVE

Project description

Increasing awareness of plastic waste pollution in European waters

The citizen science initiative ‘Plastic Pirates – Go Europe!’ aims to raise awareness throughout Europe of the importance of rivers, the protection of natural resources, and the significance of international research collaboration. The EU-funded PlasticPiratesEU project will upscale ‘Plastic Pirates – Go Europe!’ in countries across Europe by raising awareness among citizens and the youth of Europe on the impact and benefits of research and innovation and increasing the capacity to collect, organise and verify data on plastic waste pollution stemming from and in European rivers, coastlines, and seas. The project will test, replicate and refine best practice models to achieve Mission Ocean's objective.

Objective

This Action will upscale the successful citizen science initiative “Plastic Pirates – Go Europe!” to interested EU Member States (MS) and Horizon Europe Associated Countries (AC). In doing so, the action aims to raise awareness among citizens and, in particular, young citizens, in larger parts of Europe on the impact and benefits that research and innovation can have on their daily lives, to increase the capacity to collect, organise and verify data on plastic waste pollution stemming from and in European rivers, coastlines and seas, and to test, replicate and refine best practice models for linking excellent science and citizen engagement in order to reach the Mission Ocean's objective of restoring our ocean, seas and waters while supporting the monitoring of EU policy objectives.

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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 999 775,00
Address
Linder hohe
51147 Koln
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Other funding
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