18 Oct 2021
CLAIM launches a new collection of publications in Frontiers
CLAIM recently launched a new research topic under the title “Cleaning Litter by Developing and Applying Innovative Methods in European Seas” in the Open Science Platform Frontiers.
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The publications which CLAIM has included in its collection are:
- A Drop in the Ocean: Patchy Evidence on the Societal Benefits of Marine Litter Reduction;
- Distribution Patterns of Floating Microplastics in Open and Coastal Waters of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Ionian, Aegean, and Levantine Seas);
- Modeling the Pathways and Accumulation Patterns of Micro- and Macro-Plastics in the Mediterranean;
- A cross disciplinary framework for cost-benefit optimization of marine litter cleanup at regional scale.
CLAIM’s researchers are open to suggestions and welcome the following papers to be submitted in this research topic:
- Datasets and their analysis with respect to visible and invisible marine plastic litter based on historical observations in marine and riparian systems.
- Advanced drift modeling for the determination of sources and sinks of macro and microplastics pollution.
- Identification of marine plastic polluted areas in the marine environment and their impacts on marine organisms.
- Overview of existing methods for managing plastic litter and related guidelines and regulations.
- Characterization of the basic level of presence of litter in commercial seafood specimens to evaluate ecosystem services status.
- State of the art and examples of the influence of micro and macro plastics on ecosystem services (e.g. population dynamics of key species, biodiversity, habitat availability, aquaculture).
- Maps and mapping of potential impacts of visible and invisible plastic on ecosystem services.
- Photocatalysis. Examples of the use of this promising method to prevent microplastics from entering the sea from wastewater treatment plans.
- Legal and policy frameworks regarding marine litter, as well as information from stakeholder interviews.
- Integrated assessments of socio-technical, environmental and economic impacts of new technologies.
A summary of the first article from the research topic is available here.