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Research Arctic Centre Collaboration Dutch collaboration Willem Barentsz Polar Institute SEES.nl/2020 Information for participants Research plans

The Arctic Marine Litter Project

Eelco Leeman, Martine van den Heuvel-Greve

Even in the sparsely populated Arctic, the shorelines are littered with plastic waste. These plastics pose a direct threat to wildlife in the region. However, little is known about the origin and underlying causes, which prevents stakeholders in taking action. Through the Arctic Marine Litter project, we support stakeholders in providing previously unavailable knowledge using a new technique. During SEES2020, we will actively engage with passengers by inviting them to collect and analyse beach litter with us and by providing lectures on board the Ortelius. The results will be communicated in reports, social media and at international meetings and conferences.

Last modified:05 March 2020 4.23 p.m.