TO STRENGTHEN THE SCIENCE-POLICY-SOCIETY INTERACTIONS AND ENHANCE EXPERIENCE SHARING
The main objective of this event is to showcase the collective response of the Mediterranean to curb the problem of marine litter. The event will bring forward recent scientific advances with regards to marine litter and its impacts in the region and will provide an opportunity to key stakeholder groups active on the science-policy-society interface to share their compelling stories and hands-on experiences.
The event will feature initiatives that address the whole management cycle of marine litter, from prevention, monitoring and surveillance to mitigation measures, carried out at European, Mediterranean, national and local level. Special emphasis will be given to litter that is building up in what should be pristine coastal and marine protected areas, where marine biota and endangered species dwell. Working together at all levels is what it takes to deal with this ‘wicked’ problem.
The meeting will be held in Athens on the 24th of October, 2018.