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CLAIM research reveals the amount of plastic debris currently in the Mediterranean

A new CLAIM-funded research paper titled “Modeling the Pathways and Accumulation Patterns of Micro- and Macro-Plastics in the Mediterranean” is…

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…

Action! CLAIM interviews for renowned media outlets in Greece

In the first weeks of October, CLAIM’s project coordinator Prof. George Triantafyllou gave an interview for Creta TV and the…

CLAIM acknowledged as a success story at a BlueMed workshop

On 14 September 2021, CLAIM was glad to participate at the “Unlocking the potential of Ports and harbours in preventing…

CLAIM’s 4th Annual Assembly Meeting: Our path towards plastic free seas and oceans

CLAIM will hold its 4th annual meeting from 25 to 27 October 2021 in a virtual environment. The aim of…

A new CLAIM-supported research article proposes a tool for removal of microplastics from water

A new CLAIM-supported research article, published in the open-access Journal of Hazardous Materials proposes a novel strategy for the elimination…

Science for Environment Policy: Wastewater should be considered a potential pathway for COVID-19 transmission

In the past century, many infections evolved into pandemics, and 2 of them were Coronaviruses: SARS-Cov-1 in 2003 and MERS-CoV…

CLAIM and the National Museum of Natural History are participating in the European Maritime Day in My Country

The team of CLAIM is very happy to announce its participation in the European Maritime Day in My Country (EMD)…

CLAIM policy brief: Supporting wider uptake of marine litter clean-up technologies

Marine litter pollution, including plastic litter, is a complex issue that has become one of the major environmental challenges of…

CLAIM experts participated in CAPonLITTER’s workshop

The Region of Crete organised a series of workshops, within the framework of CAPonLITTER, a project, which aims at improving…

Science for Environment Policy: Marine microplastics from ship coatings are the main polluter of waters

The most recent issue of Science for Environment Policy news and information services has published an article about a recent…

Presenting recommendations to tackle the problem of polluted waters

Although the challenge to manage the production, use and fate of the most polluting human-made items on our planet still…

LOOPS: Into the planet of the future

After successfully carrying out a series of eight outstanding webinars LOOPS marked the end of season one. To celebrate the…

Plasticdemia: Seas and oceans also need a vaccine

On the occasion of World Ocean Week 2021, the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences…

New CLAIM-funded research studies the financial drivers and barriers for adoption of marine litter clean-up technologies in Europe

A recent CLAIM-funded study investigates the financial drivers and barriers for the adoption and diffusion of marine litter clean-up technologies…

Happy #WorldOceansDay!

While the final year of CLAIM is running and we are at the last stage of developing our technologies, the…

CLAIM will be presented at the European Research Executive Agency’s Cluster Meeting

On 1 June 2021 CLAIM is going to take part in a Cluster Meeting organized by the European Research Executive…

The European Commission talks about CLAIM’s actions towards plastic pollution

CLAIM’s developments are gaining tremendous popularity as the European Commission published a video created by our project partner IRIS s.r.l.,…

Investigating the deep-sea waters of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean

The latest issue of Science for Environment Policy news and information service has published an article, investigating the high levels…

Raising awareness towards plastic pollution: CLAIM at the LOOPS webinar

CLAIM has been invited and successfully participated in the LOOPS webinar. LOOPS is a public initiative in the form of…

CLAIM has successfully tested the project’s technology – the pyrolizer

CLAIM is aiming at creating innovative and sustainable technologies, which will induce the spread of marine plastic pollution. One such…

CLAIM engages young students in the mission of clean waters on the occasion of World Water Day

An insightful presentation was given by CLAIM’s project coordinator Dr. George Triantaphyllidis, to the 5th grade students at the 2nd…

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…

CLAIM explained: Modelling plastic transport from terrestrial sources to ecosystem services and key habitats

Towards the aim of preventing marine litter to enter the sea, CLAIM is utilising various innovative technologies, created to maintain…

CLAIM explained: Technological advances prevent and manage marine litter

The rapid global production and the presence, and accumulation of plastic is being recognised a major environmental issue, which is…

Newly funded EU projects kick-off their path towards prevention, removal and reuse of marine plastic litter

MAELSTROM and In-No-Plastic are the two sister projects, recently funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, which aim at…

Cleaning the Caribbean: IUCN on a mission for plastic waste free islands

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a short promotional video to tackle marine plastic pollution in…

CLAIM experts study the perspectives of marine plastic management

CLAIM-funded research article, overviewing the business management solutions for marine plastic is now available in the Marine Pollution Bulletin journal….

Landmark project ATLAS on a mission to discover the Atlantic Ocean

Horizon 2020 project ATLAS has conducted groundbreaking research expeditions, discovering new marine species and making a step change in the…

CLAIM-funded research investigates the microplastics accumulation into wild and cultured mussels

CLAIM-funded research article investigating the microplastics (MPs) accumulation in wild and cultured mussels is available in the open-access Ocean Science…

Parliament seals ban on throwaway plastics by 2021

article by European Parliament Single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers to be banned by 2021 90% collection target…

CLAIM-involved study investigates the influence of seasonability to the microbial community structure of biofilms in the deep Mediterranean Sea

CLAIM co-funded research paper is available in the Deep-Sea Research Part II: Tropical Studies in Oceanography journal. An international team…

CLAIM – our most significant highlights from 2020

CLAIM wishes you a very happy and prosperous new year! The emergence of Covid-19 made the past year rather challenging….

PACmEN-CLAIM: The innovative technology for transforming marine litter into renewable energy shows great results

A research paper by the CLAIM partner institution IRIS is now available in the Procedia Environmental Science, Engineering and Management…

Happy Holidays from CLAIM!

CLAIM is wishing you a charming Holiday Season and a refreshing New Year!

CLAIM conducts the first report on the indirect microplastic trophic transfer in a simplified food chain

An intriguing research article, conducted by CLAIM’s team of international experts, is now available in the Frontiers in Environmental Science…

CLAIM has successfully tested the project’s seawater filtering device – FerryBox

CLAIM has the goal to reduce plastic pollution in the seas by implementing innovative technologies. As such, the project had…

Together despite pandemic: CLAIM’s third annual project assembly meeting

CLAIM held its third annual meeting from 2 to 4 November 2020 in an online environment, with the goal to…

CLAIM research discovers a sustainable solution for up to 65% reduction of microplastic particle volume

A team of international scientists has collaborated in a CLAIM-supported research article on the topic of Visible Light Photocatalytic Degradation…

New innovative technologies enhance the performance of the CLAIM Ferrybox

As of today, two new and innovative technologies study the Mediterranean waters and measure data, valuable for the purification of…

CLAIM took part in an Arctic marine pollution research

Researchers, amongst whom is the CLAIM partner Technical University of Denmark (DTU), conducted an experimental investigation on the Ingestion and…

CLAIM participated at the Science is Wonderful! exclusive online exhibition

From 22 to 24 September, CLAIM participated in the Science Is Wonderful! exclusively online exhibition, which has an already established…

CLAIM educates at the BlueMed e-training course 2020

CLAIM participated in the BlueMed e-training course on Understanding and Acting for a healthy plastic-free Mediterranean Sea, which took place…

Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 in action

The European Commission has newly adopted an updated action plan for a sustainable, resilient and competitive blue economy in the…

One step closer to battling marine plastic litter

One of the CLAIM technologies, the pyrolizer, was successfully tested in the last week of July 2020 at the National…

Outstanding interest in a CLAIM research article

CLAIM research article ranks in the top three most demanded articles of the past year. ‘Visible light photocatalytic degradation of…

Make your contribution to marine research

Are you a start-up or an SME working on marine plastic? Then you can support research on innovations and solutions…

CLAIM explores new business models at the #NBM2020

CLAIM took part in the fifth International Conference on New Business Models (NBM 2020) on 1 and 2 July 2020….

Plastic rain: More than 1,000 tons of microplastic rain onto western US

article by EarthSky A new study estimates that more than 1,000 tons of microplastics from the air – equivalent to…

Six new JPI Ocean projects research microplastics

Andromeda, HOTMIC, FACTS, i-plastic, microplastiX and RESPONSE are the six new projects conducting research on microplastics, including their sources, the…

Happy #WorldOceansDay!

All of us at CLAIM have a strong protective feeling of the waters of the planet Earth. Our goal is…

Combating the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic: CLAIM provides the tools to fight increased marine plastic pollution

EU project CLAIM develops innovative technologies, which can minimise the increasing amount of plastics in European seas, including those resulting…

Microplastic pollution in oceans vastly underestimated – study

article by The Guardian Particles may outnumber zooplankton, which underpin marine life and regulate climate Plastic pollution is known to…

Coronavirus plastic waste polluting the environment

article by Deutsche Welle Single-use masks, gloves and bottles of sanitizer shielding us from the spread of COVID-19 are ending…

New EU Directives on single-use plastics and marine environment

In an effort to tackle plastic litter through a legislative action along the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular…

New comprehensive model implemented in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is considered a ‘hot spot’, as it is sensitive to both human pressure resulting from higher population and…

CLAIM #OpenAccess paper on business models and sustainable plastic management

A literature review by CLAIM researchers Hanna Dijkstra, Pieter van Beukering and Roy Brouwer analyses business models for sustainable plastic…

Towards Blue Economy: CLAIM at the BlueInvest Day 2020

The CLAIM project is proud to have participated in the BlueInvest Day 2020 on 4 February 2020 in Brussels to…

BlueMed 2020: Plastic-free for a healthy Mediterranean sea

For the third time in a row, CLAIM participated in the BlueMed event on 20 January 2020. This year’s edition…

CLAIM in Tunisia: Forum Blue Economy aims at sustainability

CLAIM took part in the Tunisian event Forum Blue Economy, which brought together stakeholders, aiming to support the sustainability of…

CLAIM in an interview with Agence France-Presse

The international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) interviewed the CLAIM coordination team about the battle against plastic pollution and how…

CLAIM featured in a plastic pollution Info Day in Athens

Over 70 Greek representatives of international academic and research organisations came together at the Plastic Busters MPAs Info Day, held…

Halfway through CLAIM: Second project annual meeting

Over 30 experts from CLAIM gathered in Copenhagen for a second annual meeting to discuss the project progress halfway through…

Science is celebrating with CLAIM at the Science Festival 2019

CLAIM took part in the Science Festival (Fête de la science) in Marseille, France, to raise awareness about the plastic…

The CLAIM project in a nutshell

  This video is a two-minute explanation of what the project is all about, including the main objectives and some…

CLAIM joined the European Researchers’ Night in Greece

The CLAIM project participated in two events part of the European Researchers’ Night (NIGHT): a pre-event in Lavrio that took…

CLAIM presents & educates at the Focus Live 2019

What will the world be like in ten years? How do we want to live in 2029? These are some…

CLAIM researcher Joydeep Dutta is in the spotlight

Joydeep Dutta, Professor of Materials Physics and Nanophysics and leading researcher within CLAIM has been acknowledged by the KTH Royal…

Monitoring and assessment guidelines for marine litter in Mediterranean MPAs

New report published as part of the AMARE project to provide advice and practical guidance, for establishing programmes to monitor…

CLAIM-supported study featured in KTH ‘Spotlight on Research’

Not long ago we’ve published a press release about the latest development in CLAIM’s nanocoating technology designed to harness visible…

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…

CLAIM presented at the Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019

CLAIM’s partner and developer of one of 5 marine cleaning technologies – the floating boom – New Naval participated in…

CLAIM in CORDIS: Innovative light-induced chemical pathway to clean wastewater plants

CLAIM was featured with one of its 5 marine cleaning technologies in the CORDIS News section accommodating updates about the…

CLAIM’s coordinator Dr. George Triantafyllou interviews for SKAI TV and ECONEWS

CLAIM’s prototype novel boom was filmed by the TV station SKAI for the television programme ECONEWS that was broadcast on…

CLAIM visits the Arsakeio Primary School

On 22 February 2019, an HCMR CLAIM team visited the Arsakeio Primary School of Psychiko, within the context of awareness…

Successful installation and trial of CLAIM’s Marine Litter Containment Floating Boom

CLAIM’s floating boom, one of the five innovative technologies and processes on prevention and management of on-site cleaning and treating…

New CLAIM Research: Nanocoating technology harnesses sunlight to degrade microplastics

Low density polyethylene film (LDPE) microplastic fragments, successfully degraded in water using visible-light-excited heterogeneous ZnO photocatalysts. The innovative nanocoating technology…

Successful first testing of CLAIM’s prefiltering system

CLAIM partners HCMR and Waste et Water SARL completed the first sampling of microplastic at the Megara Waste Water Treatment…

CLAIM in the BLUEMED 2nd Project Coordinators meeting

CLAIM’s coordinator Dr. George Triantafyllou participated on Friday, 25 January 2019 in the BLUEMED 2nd Project Coordinators’ Meeting: Sustaining the…

CLAIM’s Project Assembly in Camogli, Italy, enjoys great local news coverage

“For a week, Camogli becomes a European center of new technologies designed to clean our seas from plastics. The  Institute…

CLAIM raises public awareness of plastic pollution at the European Researchers’ Night

For the thirteenth time in a row the European Researchers’ Night takes place in over 300 cities across Europe and in neighboring countries to promote science in an engaging way.

Ways to reduce ocean plastic pollution: CLAIM’s first workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

Experts working with microplastic pollution in the ocean conducted a public workshop on May 17 in Stockholm examining innovative ways to reduce marine litter and its impact.

CLAIM’s role and contribution to PolyTalk 2018

CLAIM’s Co-coordinator Dr. Nikoleta Bellou, HCMR, together with WP3 leader Marco Faimali, ISMAR-CNR, took part in a panel dedicated to “Improving Resource Efficiency and Accelerating Innovation to Increase Circularity – Innovation”.

CLAIM featured at the Ocean Plastics Lab Exhibition

CLAIM was featured in the exhibition through a slideshow and information panel located in the Cleaning Solutions container, as well as with detailed project information placed in the Joint Solution Center.

Garbage-collecting aqua drones and jellyfish filters for cleaner oceans

The cost of sea litter in the EU has been estimated at up to €630 million per year. It is mostly composed…

The project presented at the Blue Med meeting

On 11 & 12 January 2018, the initiative held a Coordinators meeting in Malta, where important projects relevant to its aims and objectives were also presented.

CLAIM’s participation at the GOJELLY kick-off meeting

Accepting the kind invitation of Dr. Jamileh Javidpor, Coordinator of the GoJelly project, CLAIM’s Co-coordinator, Dr. Nikoleta Bellow (HCMR) took part in the GoJelly project kick-off meeting.

CLAIM to develop innovative marine cleaning technologies

Cleaning marine Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods (CLAIM) is an EU Horizon 2020 project whose remit is to find new ways of tackling pollution in marine areas, with a specific focus on the Mediterranean and the Baltic Seas.

CLAIM officially kicks off in November 2017

The official kick-off of CLAIM: Cleaning marine Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods took place in November, on Crete,…

CLAIM project consortium celebrates launch

The Newly funded, EU Horizon 2020 project CLAIM targets increasing pollution in marine areas by focusing on the development of innovative cleaning technologies and approaches.

Project investigates ways to remove plastic in wastewater

An EU-funded project to harness the Sun’s radiation to rid the oceans of plastic begins with a system developed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Proposals and actions towards the reduction of plastic bag use

During its kick-off period, on 06 October 2017, CLAIM had the pleasure to be invited to the European Parliament offices in Athens by Giorgos Grammatikakis, elected Member of the European Parliament for Greece.

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