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

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.
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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)

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CORPUS DATA MINING HANDELSBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 159 278,40

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 361 245,32

CENTRO MEDITERRANEO DE ESTUDIOS PARA EL USO Y CONSERVACION DE LAS COSTAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 266 716,91

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 317 957,05

KIMO NEDERLAND EN BELGIE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 65 317,92

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 159 782,35

denkstatt Bulgaria OOD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 93 666,50

OREBRO UNIVERSITY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 194 187,80

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 49 903,62

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING STIFTELSE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 78 214,95

CORPUS DATA & IMAGE ANALYSIS AB

Sweden

CALLISTO PRODUCTIONS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 138 209,99

KC DENMARK AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 94 349

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 538,27

WOLTHUIS YVONNE BARBARA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 72 077,75

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE MARINA GRIGORE ANTIPA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 25 188,72

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 31 596,15

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308370

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 788 527,71

  • EU contribution

    € 2 986 570,99

Coordinated by:

STICHTING VU

Netherlands