MARCET Project Among other activities, MARCET Project aims to improve the monitoring and sampling of microplastics on open seawaters in cooperation with whalewatching companies, and to enhance research regarding marine litter content on stranded cetaceans for the Macaronesian region.
ECOPUERTOS Project The ECOPUERTOS Project aims to know the quantities, types and distribution of marine litter in deep waters (with fishermen), shallow bottoms (divers), cliffs (walkers) and beaches (schools). Promoting studies and actions aimed at the localization and reduction of marine litter. Developing a comprehensive program of prevention, location, withdrawal and analysis of marine litter, from its origin on land …
Lost Fishing Gear Project – A Brazilian Initiative The Project is a pioneer in Brazil! Our goal is to map and detect Abandoned, lost, or otherwise Discarded Fishing Gear (ALDFG) in the ocean and remove them to avoid ghost fishing.
BASEMAN Establishment of protocols and references for the analysis of microplastics in European waters For more information, see here: http://jpi-oceans.eu/sites/jpi-oceans.eu/files/public/Press%20release/Short%20description%20BASEMAN.pdf And here: http://www.jpi-oceans.eu/ecological-aspects-microplastics
IMPACTA Impact of microplastics, regulated and emerging pollutants in marine ecosystems and establishment of their environmental quality criteria. The IMPACTA project aims to make a first assessment of the occurrence, distribution and impact of micro-plastics and emerging pollutants in coastal sediments of the Iberian Peninsula.