17 Mar 2021
CLAIM explained: Socio-economic feasibility and policy framework
Pursuing the aim for clean seas, CLAIM is eager to prevent the spread of micro- and macroplastics through the development of both new technologies and redefined methodological approaches to innovate the ways through which seas are cleaned and monitored. An integral part of the technology development is the estimation of cost-effectiveness marine litter reduction technologies.
Furthermore, there is a need to identify the drivers and barriers behind current legal and policy frameworks, which are also vital for the fulfillment of CLAIM’s mission. Along with establishing the various groundworks, the project is actively testing the stakeholder and public preferences for CLAIM’s marine litter reduction technologies.
CLAIM strives to produce a sustainable and integrated assessment of the environmental, social and economic impacts of the new technologies, which will ensure the uptake and upscaling of innovative marine litter pollution control, mitigation and removal machinery in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea.
Here, we present an infographic, visualising the economic feasibility, social acceptance and institutional framework in relation to the project. In an intuitive manner, the graphic illustrates the link between CLAIM’s innovative technologies and the socio-economic factors.