The aim of this pilot project funded by the North Norway Regional Research Fund is to develop a shoreline map using GIS data to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter. Such a map will be an important step in order to calculate the total quantities of marine litter along the coast, and it will serve as a tool in planning beach cleaning campaigns and selection of a representative locations that may be included in reporting beach litter . In this version of the pilot project will be developed maps for Lofoten. Assuming that the pilot project performs well , the approach used could be upscaled to develop a map for the whole Norwegian coast which could be made available through the map tool of miljostatus.no and Hold Norge Rent beach clean-up registration map . Such tools could also be developed to be used internationally.
The project seeks to develop and disseminate knowledge towards enhancing wastewater management and sanitation services delivery in Africa.
The Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP) is a project funded by Innovation Norway in which GRID-Arendal and SALT are developing a service...
The impacts of marine plastic pollution range from ecological to socioeconomic, and cost the world at least US$8 billion dollars per year.