|Nome do projeto||PLASTICSEA – IMPACT OF MICROPLASTICS IN THE OCEAN, SEA SALT AND AQUACULTURE|
|Entidade financiadora||Fundo Azul|
|Líder do projeto||UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE; SAGREMARISCO; SCIAENA; ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE AQUACULTORES; INSTITUTO PORTUGUÊS DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA; CENTRO DE CIÊNCIA VIVA DO ALGARVE.|
The aim of this project is to assess the current extent of the microplastic impact in the Portuguese coast by monitoring the levels of microplastics in water, biota and sediments to identify possible 'hot-spots' of microplastics contamination and identify their main sources.
The project comprises six work packages:
The main objective will be to raise awareness, understanding and the willingness to act in regard to the plastic pollution issue.
The PLASTICSEA project will provide tools for a better understanding of the microplastics pathways in the Portuguese coastal environment and the extent of its distribution in Portuguese coastal waters. Beyond simple monitoring, the innovative approach used in this project connects with important sea economical activities and addresses the impact in humans.
|Data de início||2020-06-01|
|Data de fim||2022-12-31|