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Cleaning Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods in european seas

Objective

CLAIM focuses on the development of innovative cleaning technologies and approaches, targeting the prevention and in situ management of visible and invisible marine litter in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.

Two innovative technological methods will be developed, a photocatalytic nanocoating device for cleaning microplastics in wastewater treatment plants and a small-scale thermal treatment device for energy recovery from collected litter on board ships and ports. An innovative floating boom for collecting visible litter and a method to measure microlitter on board ships (Ferrybox) will be developed. The proposed cleaning technologies and approaches prevent litter from entering the sea at two main source points, i.e. wastewater treatment plants and river mouths. Effectiveness of developed devices and methods will be demonstrated under real conditions.
Additionally, CLAIM will develop innovative modeling tools to assess the marine visible and invisible plastic pollution at basin and regional scales (Saronikos Gulf, Gulf of Lyon, Ligurian Sea, Gulf of Gabes and Belt Sea).
An ecosystems approach will be followed to evaluate the potential benefit from proposed litter cleaning methods to ecosystem services. New business models will be developed to enhance the economic feasibility for upscaling the innovative cleaning technologies, taking into account the existing legal and policy frameworks in the CLAIM countries, as well as acceptance of the new technologies by their end-users and relevant stakeholders.
The data and information produced will be made available to policymakers, stakeholders and end-users in a user-friendly format,both meaningful and tailored to each stakeholder group. CLAIM aims at the same time to raise public awareness with respect to having healthy oceans and seas, clean of litter and pollutants, and hence the importance of reducing marine (macro, micro and nano) pollution in European seas and beyond towards restoring marine ecosystems based on a circular economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2017-1
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Coordinator

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 179 277,75

Participants (20)

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 497 341,25
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 423 021,25
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 353 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 492 402,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 401 507,50
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 206 937,50
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 241 689
Address
Corso Unione Sovietica 612/21
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IKERCONSULTING EUROPEAN AND REGIONAL INNOVATION SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 297 798,38
Address
C/ Via Vieja De Lezama 2
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 278 112,50
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 235 437,50
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 179 687,50
Address
2 Mars 1934 28
2025 Tunis
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 177 965
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PP-POLYMER AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 65 204,40
Address
Krossgatan 15
162 50 Vallingby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE LIBANAISE
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 134 695,75
Address
Museum Square Rectorat Central Administration
- Beirut
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WASTE & WATER
France
EU contribution
€ 115 325
Address
2 Allee D'evry Technopole De Nancy Brabois
54600 Villers-les-nancy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 235,36
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEW NAVAL COMMERCIAL TECHNICAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
2Nd Klm Lavriou Souniou Avenue
19500 Lavrion
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 105 750
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 952,14
Address
Rue Joseph Ii 36 - 38
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DEVENTUS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 71 945,73
Address
Vivelvagen 127
125 33 Alvsjo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)