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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT BAYREUTH
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitatsstrasse 30
95447 Bayreuth
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberfranken Bayreuth, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 297 522,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Avenue Blaise Pascal-cite Descartes-champs-sur-marne 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-et-Marne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HHL GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 239 956,92
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 584 684,64
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SYNDICAT INTERDEPARTMENTAL POUR L'ASSAINISSEMENT DE L'AGGLOMERATION PARISIENNE

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2 Rue Jules Cesar
75589 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 292 342,32
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 50 528,76
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth

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Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 220 172,70
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00