CLAIM at the #EMD2019 in Lisbon

CLAIM at the #EMD2019 in Lisbon

Focused on finding solutions for cleaner seas, CLAIM took part in the largest EU event on the topic – the European Maritime Day 2019 held on 16 and 17 May in Lisbon, Portugal. The European Maritime Day (EMD) is an annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action. This year’s topic was particularly close to CLAIM, focusing on blue entrepreneurship, research, innovation and investment to boost sustainable technologies and emerging value chains in the wider ocean economy.

The focal point of CLAIM’s participation was a workshop, co-organised with AQUA-LIT, which aimed at defining the existing gaps, barriers, potential solutions, and business and innovation opportunities, for the prevention and reduction, mapping and quantification, recovery and transformation of marine litter.

The workshop was split into two parts: introductory presentations by key speakers and a role game with participants, where they had the chance to step in the shoes of different stakeholders and look for solutions and ideas in key steps of the marine litter life-cycle. More on the results from this exercise is available via AQUA-LIT’s detailed report here.

The workshop “MARINE LITTER: GAPS, BARRIERS, SOLUTIONS & INNOVATION” was broadcast live on Twitter and Facebook and recordings are still available for those who’ve missed the event:





CLAIM was also presented at a stand with a complementary social media campaign to allow participants who want to learn more about the project to pick up materials and have a chat about the project’s technologies and objectives.

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