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Free-LitterAT – Advancing towards litter-free Atlantic coastal communities by preventing and reducing macro and micro litter

  • Co-promoter Entity COFAC – Lusófona University
  • Coordinator (UL-CUL) Hilda de Pablo
  • Team Members (UL-CUL) Hilda de Pablo, Vítor Antunes, João Canto, Pedro Sampaio
  • Funding Institution Interreg Atlantic Area, European Regional Development Fund (European Union)
  • Budget TOTAL BUDGET: 3 765 474,20 euros; UL-CUL BUDGET: 405 570,02 euros
  • Partners Centro Tecnológico del Mar – Fundación CETMAR (Control and Management of the Marine Environment and Resources) (Spain) (Project leader) Instituto Tecnológico para el Control del Medio Marino de Galicia( Unidad de Documentación y Apoyo Científico/Unidad de Modelado Oceanográfico) (Spain), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (CRETUS, Cross-disciplinary Research in Environmental Technologies) (Spain), ARDITI – Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação( Projects Department) (Portugal), Direção Regional do Ambiente e Alterações Climáticas (Direção de Serviços de Alterações Climáticas e Sustentabilidade) (Portugal), Centre of Documentation Research and Experimentation on Accidental Eater Pollution (CEDRE) (France), Université Bretagne Sud (Plateau technique ComposiTIC) (France), Universidade Lusófona (Faculdade de Engenharia) (Portugal), Marine Institute (Ocean, Climate & Information Services) (Ireland), Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Instituto Español de Oceanografía del CSIC) (Spain), Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (ODE – UL) (France), An Taisce, Clean Coasts (Clean Coasts) (Ireland), Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR) (Portugal), OSPAR Commission (Committee) (Unated Kingdom), Direção-Geral dos Recursos Naturais, Segurança e Serviços Marítimos (Marine Environment Monitoring) (Portugal).
  • Period of funding November 2023 to November 2026
  • Website https://freelitterat.eu/

Free-LitterAT will achieve litter-free coastal communities by combining knowledge, tools and technology with pilot actions with multi-stakeholder engagement. It tackles marine litter, a transnational challenge demanding an integral approach involving prevention, monitoring and removal when feasible of the already accumulated marine litter. The overall objective is to protect biodiversity by implementing innovative approaches to prevent and reduce marine litter, with special emphasis on ALDFG and microplastics. Free LitterAt will contribute to reducing inputs, locate sources and hotspots, enhance monitoring capabilities and raise awareness. Main outputs include guidance, tools and joint solutions for waste management, marine litter monitoring, modelling, clean-up and removal as well as action plans transferred to the competent authorities and maritime stakeholders. The project will build on previous results and alliances, developing new solutions to be implemented through pilot actions.

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