OceanWise workshop seeks solutions to reduce the production of marine litter
The main focus is on expanded polystyrene (styrofoam), one of the most difficult plastic wastes to collect
The first participatory session of the OceanWise gathered yesterday, March 7, more than 50 stakeholders responsible for the environmental management, waste management, representatives of the industries of production and recycling of foamed polystyrene plastic (EPS and XPS), as well as from Fisheries, Aquaculture, Food Distribution, the Academy and non-governmental organizations related to the Environment.
The meeting was organized by the Directorate General of Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM), Faculty of Science and Technology of the Nova University and Sociedade Ponto Verde, the three Portuguese partners of this international project, counting also with partners from Spain, France, Ireland and the UK.
Coordinated by DGRM, this Interreg Atlantic Area project started in 2018 aims to contribute to OSPAR's Plan of Action for Marine Litter. OSPAR is one of the marine conventions dedicated to pollution of the sea. It covers the whole area of the northeast Atlantic, being represented in this international convention by the DGRM.
At the meeting in Lisbon, the participants presented ideas and technical contributions from a perspective of the Circular Economy and articulation between sectors. Opportunities and solutions have also been mentioned in the fields of regulation, innovation, information and awareness among the various actors and consumers.
With this workshop, the OceanWise project begins a series of international meetings that will take place throughout the year 2019 and aim to capture the active participation of the sectors that influence the complex problem of the loss of products discarded to the sea.
The project aims to propose updates of public policies and new good practices adopted by Industry.The OceanWise project began in 2018 and will be concluded by the end of 2020, having a total budget of about € 2.8 million.
Source: Oceanwise project
Published on: 2019-03-11
This projects aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector by accelerating technology adoption through transnational cooperation
Adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic region
The 'Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Andalucía' is leading a project to work on an eco-innovative solution to foster sustainability in the Atlantic Area
22 partners will meet for two days at Aveiro University to launch this initiative financed by the Atlantic Area Programme, with the aim of recovering cockle production in the Atlantic regions
Two workshops and a stand to promote the investment in the Atlantic maritime heritage and social innovation, as a strategy for a sustainable and inclusive development
The European Union will host in Malta the 4th edition of Our Ocean conference
The European Commission encourages stakeholders in expressing their views on the Atlantic action plan. You can contribute until the 22th of September.
The "Europe in My Region" campaign allows citizens to discover thousands of EU-funded projects across the European Union in 25 countries and near the place where they live.
45 projects approved in the first call of Interreg Atlantic Area Programme
18/19.05.2017, Poole (UK)
The Atlantic Area Programme will participate on the EMD 2017, this year under the theme “The Future of our Seas”