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UBA Marine Litter II: Development and Test of Marine Litter Monitoring Methods

Duration:
01.01.2018 - 30.04.2021
Project coordinated by:
AquaEcology GmbH & Co. KG
Project manager (IOW):
Prof. Dr. habil. Gerald Schernewski
Funding:
AquaEcology
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The project supports the development of monitoring methods and strategies for marine litter under the umbrella of the National German Environmental Agency. A new rake method is applied on Baltic- and North Sea beaches with focus on Meso-litter (0.5 ‐ 2.5 cm). The MircoPhazir (mobile infrared-spectrometer) is used and tested to obtain better and faster analyses of plastic types. Based on this data and information, the Matrix‐Scoring‐Method shall be further-developand to adapted to meso-litter. The results provide an improved knowledge about litter sources and allow the development of efficient measures to reduce the pollution of beaches.