Baltic Sea

How can practice examples contribute to the reduction and management of marine litter in Germany?

This was the central question of the last CleanSea Baltic Sea stakeholders workshop celebrated on 14th November at Ecologic Institute in Berlin.

Stakeholders from German administration, industry, scientific community and environmental NGOs, together with the project team of CleanSea focused their discussion on the added value of practice examples in relation to current policies and management approaches.

Identification of plastics by hyperspectral imaging

CleanSea is addressing the interpretation of spectroscopic and image data of plastics gathered in laboratory scale by using multivariate hyperspectral image analysis methods. Samples have been selected by adding different but common polymers found in litter. In a later stage also mixtures of plastic and algae have been analyzed. The spectroscopy methods have been chosen in a multi-modality mode, using various spectroscopic measurements ranging in wavelengths from 350 to 2500 nm. The response of the measurements is the quality and usefulness of spectra.

CleanSea workshop in the Baltic Sea: Challenges and Opportunities

On 14 November 2013 a workshop on marine litter in the Baltic Sea took place at the Ecologic Institute. The aim of the event was to meet with representatives of relevant industries in Germany to discuss their perspectives and experiences with regard to marine litter in the Baltic Sea.

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