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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 the 1st and 2nd July…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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 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-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 at the largest EU event on the topic – the…

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 February 22, 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 25th 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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