This practice refers to the contents of a paper published in 2016 in Remote Sensing Application: Society and Environment.
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Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 4 (2016), 138-157
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu, DGMI
Marine litter is a growing problem. The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is an important legal framework for tackling marine litter. In 2012, balloon residue has been the sixth most commonly found litter on the beach.
Plan Ribera (2014) – Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment of Spain
The State Plan for the Protection of the Sea Shore against Pollution (Plan Ribera) includes aspects such as an atlas of sensitivity of the Spanish coast and an analysis of vulnerability and risk, as well as the logistical and management capacities necessary to deal with an episode of pollution of significant size and intensity.
The main objective of the HAZADR project was the establishment of a cross-border network for the prevention of risk and for the early management of emergencies related to pollution of the Adriatic Sea and its coasts.
This call for proposals aims at finding demonstration projects to clean and lay the ground for a healthy ocean or sea and its coasts in any given large geographic area(s), including regional seas or semi-closed sea basins such as the Mediterranean
The practice presents a global synthesis of the work performed in the work package 2 of PERSEUS that was focused on the understanding of pressures and their impacts at costal level in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.