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  • Main Objective

  • Pollution

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About the Project

The project “Innovative Techniques and Methods for Reducing Marine Litter in the Black Sea Coastal Areas” under priority 2.2. “Awareness Raising and Joint Actions for Reducing River and Marine Litter”, Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020” BSB552 will be implemented jointly with partners from Romania (University of Constanta) and Georgia (Tbilisi State University), the leading partner is the Via Pontica Foundation, Bulgaria and Burgas municipality, Bulgaria.

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Main Objective

Reducing pollution of the Black Sea basin by tracking and analyzing the main waste streams and carrying out pilot activities to clean pre-defined areas of marine litter through:

  • computer modelling of the sea currents and waste distribution
  • monitoring of key pollutants and implementation of pilot activities to clean up pre-defined marine waste areas
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Pollution

The pollution of the Black Sea basin is a problem of international importance. As the accumulating point of a series of waste, the Black Sea is heavily anthropogenically laden . The main objective of the project is to analyze the load of the Black Sea basin, in specific representative areas, with waste and tracking the main polluting flows and carrying out waste cleaning through the developed measures in a specific demonstration pilot site through innovative methods. In order to fulfill the main goal of the project a study of the current status of the Black Sea will be carried out in the target area аnd its waste load, including coastal areas, will be assessed.

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  • 13.9.2019

INNOVATIVE DATABASE FOR MARINE LITTER POLLUTION OF THE BLACK SEA WILL BE PRESENTED IN BURGAS

On September 25, 2019, an innovative online platform providing data on the ...
  • 23.8.2019

WHO Calls for More Research into Microplastics and a Crackdown on Plastic Pollution

Plastics are widespread in everyday life. About 8 million metric tons of pl...
  • 1.7.2019

Marine litter monitoring under the project started in Bulgaria

On June 26-27, 2019, the first monitoring(part of the project) of marine li...

The main objective of the project "Innovative Techniques and Methods for Reducing Marine Litter in the Black Sea Coastal Areas" (BSB552 RedMarLitter) is to reduce pollution of the Black Sea basin by tracking and analyzing the main waste streams and carrying out pilot activities to clean pre-defined areas of marine litter.

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