Advance our knowledge on the current status of marine plastic pollution;
Develop innovative technologies able to reduce the amount and impact of plastic pollution on the ecosystem-based services of the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas;
Set the basis for operational forecasting of the impacts of marine plastic litter pollution on ecosystem services;
Utilise an ecosystem services angle (such as fishing industry) to identify areas where intervention with project-developed technologies has the greatest potential to tackle marine litter issues and produce impact on human well-being;
Test the economic feasibility, social acceptance and enabling institutional framework to encourage the uptake and upscaling of innovative marine litter reduction technologies, and
Change policy and public perceptions and provide advice for management decision-making through focused stakeholder engagement and communication strategies.