Cleaning Litter by Developing and Applying Innovative Methods in European Seas (CLAIM)

Recognized as a major environmental problem, the presence and accumulation of plastic debris in the marine environment has seen a substantial increase with global production of plastics increasing twenty-fold in the last fifty years. CLAIM focuses on the development of innovative cleaning technologies and approaches, targeting the prevention and in situ management of visible and invisible marine litter in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea. CAU will contribute to following project’s objectives: (1) the identification of  ecosystem services under threat from visible and invisible plastic pollution in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas, (2) estimating the cost-effectiveness of alternative marine litter reduction technologies and (3) public preferences for alternative marine litter reduction technologies.

Duration:     11/2017-2022
Funding:     EU - Horizon 2020 (BG-2016-2017)
Partners:     Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece), Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (Denmark), Kunglia Tekniska
    Hoegskolan (Sweden), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands), Pensoft Publishers Ltd (Bulgaria), IRIS SRL (Italy), IkerConsulting (Spain), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Estonia), Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mar (Tunisia), Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), PP-Polymer AB (Sweden), Lebanese University  (Lebanon), Waste & Water SARL (France), Institute for European Environmental Policy (UK), New Naval Limited Liability Company (Greece), Universite D’Aix Marseille (France)
Contact:     Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz and Salma Khedr