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TouMaLi: Marine litter and sustanable waste management in North-African coastal tourism regions

Duration:
01.05.2021 - 30.04.2024
Project coordinated by:
University of Rostock, Department of Waste and Resource Management
Project manager (IOW):
Prof. Dr. habil. Gerald Schernewski
Funding:
BMU - Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit
Researchfocus:
Associated Institutions:
University of Rostock, Department of Waste and Resource Management
adelphi research gGmbH
Landbell AG
BlackForest Solutions
Econnexions
Tunis International Centre for Environmental Technologies
National Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Development
University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
The overall project goal is to reduce the proportion of waste from coastal tourism in North-African states (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunesia), and to recycle and reuse unavoidable waste in order to sustainably reduce the overall amount of marine and beach littering. Major activities are the development and implementation of a coastal monitoring program; the definition of a pollution baseline as well as marine litter pollution assessments; the evaluation of solid waste management and current mitigation measures; the analysis, implementation and monitoring of legal, organizational, financial and technical solutions and measures with local, regional and national actors; and the provision of capacity building and awareness rising in the regions. 

Publikationen

  • Haseler, M., M. v. Thenen, E. Robbe, G. Escobar Sáchez, L. Ben Abdallah, G. Hassan and G. Schernewski (2022). Marine litter monitoring on North African beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. In: 16th International Conference Littoral22 Book of Abstracts. Ed. by J. C. Ferreira, M. Ferreira, C. Jóia Santos and C. Macedo Duarte. Caparica,  Portugal: NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA: 53-54, 978-972- 99923-6-0
  • Escobar Sáchez, G., E. Robbe, A. Baccar Chaabane, M. Haseler and G. Schernewski (2022). Mitigation measures for macroplastics in coastal zones: a critical assessment of biodegradable materials. In: 16th International Conference Littoral22 Book of Abstracts. Ed. by J. C. Ferreira, M. Ferreira, C. Jóia Santos and C. Macedo Duarte. Caparica,  Portugal: NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA: 213-214, 978-972- 99923-6-0
  • Robbe, E., L. Rogge, J. Lesutienė, M. Bučas and G. Schernewski (2022). The assessment of macrophyte ecosystems and their services in coastal shallow areas - A comparison of lagoons in the Southern Baltic and Southern Mediterranean Sea. In: 16th International Conference Littoral22 Book of Abstracts. Ed. by J. C. Ferreira, M. Ferreira, C. Jóia Santos and C. Macedo Duarte. Caparica,  Portugal: NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA: 295-296, 978-972- 99923-6-0
  • Schernewski, G. and H. Radtke (2022). Microplastic in the Baltic Sea - State, Sources, Behavior and Retention Measures. In: 16th International Conference Littoral22 Book of Abstracts. Ed. by J. C. Ferreira, M. Ferreira, C. Jóia Santos and C. Macedo Duarte. Caparica,  Portugal: NOVA School of Science and Technology | FCT NOVA: 207-209, 978-972- 99923-6-0
  • Escobar-Sánchez, G., G. Markfort, M. Berghald, L. Ritzenhofen and G. Schernewski (2022). Aerial and underwater drones for marine litter monitoring in shallow coastal waters: factors influencing item detection and cost-efficiency. Environ. Monit. Assess. 194: 863, doi: 10.1007/s10661-022-10519-5
  • Baccar Chaabane, A., E. Robbe, G. Schernewski and H. Schubert (2022). Decomposition behavior of biodegradable and single-use tableware items in the Warnow estuary (Baltic Sea). Sustainability 14: 2544, doi: 10.3390/su14052544