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Guidelines for gathering and managing marine litter data now available
12 December 2017

The guidelines and forms for gathering marine litter data on a European scale for the scope of the EMODnet Chemistry 3 project and, in particular, the formats to be used for gathering and describing beach litter, modelled after the OSPAR-MCS approach, and seafloor litter, modelled after the ICES-DATRAS and MEDITS approach, are described here.

For micro litter the situation is different because there are not yet coordinated efforts at regional or European scale and the proposal for gathering and managing data sets on marine micro-litter on a European scale was formulated and reviewed together with the Technical Subgroup on Marine Litter (TSG ML) and JPI Oceans BASELINES. Available here.

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