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Towards a Clean, Litter-Free European Marine Environment through Scientific Evidence, Innovative Tools and Good Governance

Objective

There is an urgent need for an improved knowledge base for the management of marine litter. CLEANSEA aims to generate new information on the impacts (biological, social and economic) of marine litter, develop novel tools needed to collect and monitor litter and protocols needed for monitoring data (litter composition and quantities) and evaluate the impact of mitigation strategies and measures in order to provide options to policy makers in the EU. This will be achieved through 7 work packages. WPs 2 and 3 cover biological impacts and technical aspects of marine monitoring, monitoring tools and applications. WP4 investigates multilevel socio-economic impact and barriers to Good Environmental Status, providing a justification for the development of management measures and policy options in WP5. This WP combines advanced institutional analysis with a participatory approach in order to identify and assess management measures, strategies and policy options in collaboration with stakeholders that reduce marine litter and alleviate diverse ecological and socio-economic impacts as identified in WPs 2-4. WP6 will integrate the outcomes of the project and hosts the CLEANSEA Stakeholder Platform. Management is dealt with under WP1 with a professional dissemination package, including a documentary film, website, publications, etc. covered in WP7. CLEANSEA includes top scientific groups from eleven European countries distributed over all marine regions. It also includes six SMEs, four of them focused on technological innovation of monitoring, mitigation and recycling tools. CLEANSEA will tackle the marine litter problem from a broad interdisciplinary perspective . Advancement is expected in the array of monitoring tools and systems, knowledge about impacts, and management measures and policy options. By searching for new paradigms and integrating knowledge and methods, CLEANSEA intends to contribute concrete elements to the road map towards strong reductions in marine litter.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-two-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 663 340,29
Administrative Contact
Heather Leslie (Dr.)

Participants (17)

CORPUS DATA MINING HANDELSBOLAG

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Sweden
EU contribution
€ 159 278,40
Address
Primusgatan 70
112 67 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Nordstrom (Mrs.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 361 245,32
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samantha Irish (Ms.)
CENTRO MEDITERRANEO DE ESTUDIOS PARA EL USO Y CONSERVACION DE LAS COSTAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 716,91
Address
Calle Escar 6-8 Modulo 10A
08039 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carolina Perez (Mrs.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 317 957,05
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dick Vethaak (Prof.)
KIMO NEDERLAND EN BELGIE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 65 317,92
Address
Dudokplein 1
1971 EN Ijmuiden
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bert Veerman (Mr.)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 782,35
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erik Van Bockstaele (Prof.)
denkstatt Bulgaria OOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 93 666,50
Address
Dragalevtsi 6Th 19
1415 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klimentina Rasheva (Ms.)
OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 194 187,80
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Coradeschi (Prof.)
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 49 903,62
Address
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Tsokaros (Mr.)
NILU STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FORLUFTFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 78 214,95
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heidi Fjeldstad (Ms.)
CORPUS DATA & IMAGE ANALYSIS AB
Sweden
Address
Primusgatan 70 Lgh 1102 Gunilla Nordstrom 70
112 67 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunilla Nordstrom (Mrs.)
CALLISTO PRODUCTIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 209,99
Address
Carolines Crescent
AB41 8BN Ellon, Abberdeenshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tom Mcinnes (Mr.)
KC DENMARK AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 94 349
Address
Holmbladsvej 19
8600 Silkeborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Christensen (Mr.)
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 538,27
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Ms.)
WOLTHUIS YVONNE BARBARA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 72 077,75
Address
Regentesselaan 5
3571 CA Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yvon Wolthuis (Mrs.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE MARINA GRIGORE ANTIPA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 25 188,72
Address
Mamaia Blvd. 300
900581 Constanta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucia Anton (Mrs.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 31 596,15
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argyriou (Mr.)