Join us now for the spring edition of the ACT4LITTER Marine Litter Watch Month

The Spring edition of the ACT4LITTER Marine Litter Watch Month to assess marine litter in Med coastal and marine protected areas is now launched!

 

Are you a manager of a coastal and marine protected area or a marine litter practitioner?

 

Are you interested in filling in the ‘data gaps’ that hamper an effective implementation of essential measures to address the growing threat of marine litter in Med coastal and marine protected areas?

 

Then you may wish to join the spring edition of the ACT4LITTER Marine Litter Watch Month to be held from 1st  of April 2018 until 31st  April 2018.

The ACT4LITTER Marine Litter Watch Month offers to  managers and marine litter experts a unique opportunity to join forces and carry out beach litter surveys in a harmonized way in order to elaborate a snapshot assessment report on marine litter found on beaches in Med coastal and marine protected areas.

The one-month pilot beach surveys will deploy a harmonised monitoring approach by applying  the attached protocol prepared in cooperation with others within the framework of the IPA-Adriatic DeFishGear project, in accordance with the guidelines the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive Marine Litter Technical Group and the UN Environment / Mediterranean Action Plan – MEDPOL.  Technical support for the implementation of the aforementioned protocol will be provided through a free of-charge webinar on how to apply the Methodology for Monitoring Marine Litter on Beaches to be organized on the 28th of March 2018, 11.30 CET.

You are kindly invited to express your interest in joining the ACT4LITTER Marine Litter Watch Month and the webinar by the 27th of March 2018, by filling out the application form and returning it to the ACT4LITTER Marine Litter Watch Month coordinator Thomais Vlachogianni (vlachogianni@mio-ecsde.org).

Click here to discover the preliminary results of the winter edition of the Marine Litter Watch Month.