Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


European Projects on marine litter

Published on: Sat, 25/02/2017 - 08:15
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    including research and studies

    European Maritime and Fisheries Fund


    • LitterDrone will develop an innovative service for the monitoring and management of marine litter at the coastline, by using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs),  "drones".

    ARCADIS study

    • Marine Litter study to support the establishment of an initial quantitative headline  

    EUNOMIA study

    • Study to support the development of measures to combat a range of marine litter sources

    DELTARES Study

    •  Identification and Assessment of Riverine Input of (Marine) Litter

    European Parliament Pilot Project


     good practices for the removal of litter and derelict fishing gear from the sea.

    eco-innovation programme


    • upscale an innovative recycling technology, which transforms used maritime waste, mainly discarded fishning nets, trawls and ropes and taifune steel into high quality plastic raw materials

    LIFE Programme (database)

    SMILE – Strategies for Marine Litter and Environmental prevention of sea pollution in coastal areas

    • Maremola River Basin with the municipalities of Pietra Ligure, Magliolo, Giustenice and Tovo San Giacomo. Nets in river catch and monitor litter

    AMMOS  reduction of smoking related litter on beaches.

    • integrated information campaign for the prevention/reduction of smoking-related litter in coastal areas of Greece

    GHOST - Lost or discarded fishing gears

    • co-funded under the LIFE + Biodiversity Instrument of the European Union, promotes concrete measures to preserve and improve the ecological status of the rocky habitats (Tegnùe) in the north Adriatic sea. ()

    DEBAG plastic bags

    • project aims to develop and implement an integrated information and awareness-raising campaign for the prevention and reduction of plastic bag pollution in the marine environment in Greece.

    Research - Seventh Framework Programme and Horizon2020 (leaflet)


    • biotechnological solutions for the degradation and detoxification of plastic


    • analysed socioeconomic costs of marine litter and instruments to prevent it


    • database for priority chemical compounds, a unique database in which data on contaminants of emerging concern in seafood species are collated.


    • data acquisition systems by developing innovative sensors that will contribute to our understanding of how the marine environment functions.

    Sea Litter Critters 

    • A compact, unmanned, renewables-powered and self-sufficient vessel able to pick up marine litter and to treat it on board for volume reduction and energy recovery


    • to raise societal awareness of both the problems and the potential solutions relating to the accumulation of marine litter.


    • A computational study of the interaction between nanoplatic and model biological membranes


    • High quality clothes made from marine plastic litter


    European Regional Development Fund (Territorial Cooperation)


    •  accurate, coherent and comparable scientific data on marine litter in the Adriatic-Ionian macroregion


    •  a risk and impact evaluation of microplastics on the 2 Seas are

    MARELITT Baltic

    • reducing the impact of marine litter in the form of derelict fishing gear on the Baltic Sea environment

    JPI Oceans


    • Defining the baselines and standards for microplastics analyses in European waters


    •  Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems


    • -Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms


    • How microplastic weathering changes its transport, fate and toxicity in the marine environment