• Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • 10:00 - 12:30
  • Memo
  • Ravezzi 2 South Hall
  • English

The workshop will illustrate the experience of the successful implementation of monitoring, sustainable technologies for the removal and recycling of marine litter from coastal environments, describing the activites done, highlighting the issues faced so far and the strategies put in place to overcome them. Innovative approaches to involve stakeholders and citizens in the fight to marine litter in terms of C&D activities, networking and policy briefs will be also presented. 
The MAELSTROM results represent a pilot in the implementation of the EU Mission "Restore Our Ocean and waters by 2030", so the main lessons learnt will be shared and discussed during the workshop.

Session Chairs

Fantina Madricardo, CNR (National Research Council)
Claudia Pecoraro, DG RTD (TBC


10.00-10.10 Introduction by the Chairs

10.10-10.20 Macro and microplastics in the marine environment – Northern Adriatic Sea and Portugal Coastal area
Vanessa Moschino, CNR- ISMAR (Institute of Marine Sciences), IT 

10.20-10.30 Fate of microplastics in the marine environment - Eastern Med Sea
Nicolas Kalogerakis, Technical University of Crete, Crete, EL  

10.30-10.40 The Seabed Cleaning platform in Venice
Damien Sallè/Mariola Rodguez, Marc Gouttefard, TECNALIA (S)/CNRS (F) (TBD)

10.40-10.50 The Bubble Barrier in the Ave River, Portugal
Philip / Ana, TGBB (SME-NL) (TBD)

10.50-11.00 DESMI (TBC)

11.00-11.10 HEU INSPIRE (TBC)

11.10-11.20 Coffee break

11.20-11.30 Marine litter app and Edmonet
Martina Bocci/Davide Poletto, VLPF (NGO-IT) (TBD)

11.30-11.40 Marine litter segregation robot
Damien Salle, TECNALIA (ES)

11.40-11.50 Marine litter mechanical recycling
Giorgio Betetto, GEES (SME-IT) (TBC)

11.50-12.00 Marine litter chemical recycling
GianClaudio Faussone, Sintol srl (SME-IT)

12.00-12.10 Stakeholder and citizen involvement and policy
Isabel Sousa Pinto/Luis Vieira/Isabel Gomes, CIIMAR and CIMA Foundation (TBD)

12.10-12.20 Implementing the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030
Kestutis Sadauskas, Deputy Director General DG MARE and Mission Manager, EC (tbc)

12.20-12.30 Discussion and closure by the Chairs