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Welcome to CleanSea

We create a lot of stuff – we create a lot of waste – and we create marine litter. Packaging, bottles and cans, fishing gear, industrial plastics, cigarette butts and all sort of waste populate our oceans and seas impacting environment (e.g. through ingestion or entanglement), economy (e.g. fisheries and tourism) and society (e.g. human health by introduction through the food chain).

, a large European research project, aims to provide instruments and tools to keep European seas clean, healthy and productive. For doing so, it is improving the knowledge and understanding of marine litter composition, distribution and impact in order to identify strategies and right mix of measures to abate this problem.

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Taller CleanSea en Madrid sobre las medidas contra basuras marinas estudiadas en el proyecto - CleanSea workshop in Madrid for marine litter measures investigated in the project

(English follows)

Sede del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente.
Calle Gran Vía de San Francisco 4-6, Madrid (sala 7A)
17 de noviembre de 2015, 10.00 – 14.00

Third Conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: What results so far for healthy and productive seas and oceans?

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 08:30
Place: European Commission MADOU Building, Auditorium Karel van Miert 1 place Madou, 1210 Brussels

The objectives of the conference are:

Testing indicators for biological impacts of microplastics

One of the aims of the CleanSea project task is to provide fundamental scientific knowledge on the scale and nature of the physical and chemical impacts of marine litter, and in particular microplastics, on exemplar marine organisms and the predicted consequences for populations and communities. We aim to determine the impact of this type of marine litter on population-relevant fitness parameters and energy budgets in key species, with a focus on the base of the marine food web.


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