Marine litter is globally acknowledged as a major societal challenge of our times due to its significant environmental, economic, social, political and cultural implications. The Mediterranean is one of the most affected seas by marine litter and in particular plastics worldwide and it is clear that actions to address this threat are urgently needed.

Within the framework of the ENI CBC Plastic Busters CAP project, that seeks to create the enabling conditions for a societal shift towards the wise use and sustainable disposal of plastics, a Mediterranean e-course on marine litter monitoring and mitigation will be held on the 17th and 19th of January 2023. The e-course is organized by MIO-ECSDE and UNISI with the support of the EU funded “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI Neighbourhood South Region” project.

The e-course, which targets Mediterranean marine litter practitioners and conservationists, will address the following themes:

Monitoring approaches to assess the presence and effects of marine litter

17th January 2023, 10.00-14.00 CET (4 hrs)

  • Session 1: Monitoring approaches for macrolitter on the coastal & marine environment (1.5 hrs)
  • Session 2: Monitoring approaches for microlitter on the coastal & marine environment (1 hr)
  • Session 3: Monitoring approaches for marine litter presence and effects of biota (1.5 hrs)

Measures to prevent and mitigate the effects of marine litter

19th January 2023, 10.00-14.00 CET (4 hrs)

  • Session 1: Busting the myths and misconceptions related to marine litter solutions (0.5 hrs)
  • Session 2: Operationalising measures to address land-based sources of marine litter (2 hrs)
  • Session 3: Operationalising measures to address sea-based sources of marine litter (1.5 hrs)

Find the draft agenda of the e-course here.

Kindly register here by the 10th of January 2023 at the latest and grab the opportunity to learn more on how to monitor and assess marine litter and how to operationalize targeted measures to address it.

Note that the e-course will be held in English, while interpretation in Arabic will be also available.

Read this in French here