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Cleaning Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods in european seas

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774586

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 185 612,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 654 786,01

Coordinated by:

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

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.
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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 (18)

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 497 341,25

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 423 021,25

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 353 500

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 492 402,50

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 401 507,50

PENSOFT PUBLISHERS

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 206 937,50

IRIS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 241 689

IKERCONSULTING EUROPEAN AND REGIONAL INNOVATION SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 297 798,38

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 278 112,50

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 235 437,50

Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 179 687,50

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 177 965

PP-POLYMER AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 137 150,13

UNIVERSITE LIBANAISE

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 134 695,75

WASTE & WATER

France

EU Contribution

€ 115 325

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 92 187,50

NEW NAVAL COMMERCIAL TECHNICAL LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 105 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 774586

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2017

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 185 612,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 654 786,01

Coordinated by:

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece