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Microplastics in Europe's freshwater ecosystems: From sources to solutions

Project description

Sources and solutions for freshwater microplastics

Microplastics pose a major global threat, but are generally poorly understood. Mostly, plastic enters fresh water sources inland, but almost nothing is known about how and where this occurs. This prevents authorities from managing or mitigating the problem at its source. The EU-funded LimnoPlast project is addressing this issue with a four-pronged approach: data assessment, training, technological solutions and behaviour change. The project will analyse the sources and impacts of freshwater microplastics, and train scientists at the coal-face of the microplastics issue. The goal is to develop innovative solutions to remove microplastics from the environment, and find environmentally-friendly polymers. Finally, the project will promote communication and policy interventions to address the problem of microplastics at the system level.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80

Participants (13)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 297 522
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HHL GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 239 956,92
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 584 684,64
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYNDICAT INTERDEPARTMENTAL POUR L'ASSAINISSEMENT DE L'AGGLOMERATION PARISIENNE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
2 Rue Jules Cesar
75589 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 528,76
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 220 172,70
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments