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Identifier:
10.13120/2619E339-4F1B-4E58-81BF-28F1411DA968
Creators:
IFREMER, SISMER, Scientific Information Systems for the SEA (SISMER) https://edmo.seadatanet.org/report/486 EMODnet Chemistry
Ifremer, VIGIES (Information Valuation Service for Integrated Management and Monitoring) https://edmo.seadatanet.org/report/1838 EMODnet Chemistry
National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography https://edmo.seadatanet.org/report/120 EMODnet Chemistry
Titles:
Beach litter - Material categories percentage per beach per year - Other sources 2001/2020 v2021
Publisher:
EMODnet Chemistry
PublicationYear:
2021
Subjects:
/Human Activities/Pollution
Oceanographic geographical features
Litter abundance and type
Beach litter abundance
Northeast Atlantic Ocean (40W)
North Sea
Arctic Ocean
Black Sea
Baltic Sea
Mediterranean Sea
EMODnet Chemistry
sediment
Marine litter
Beach litter
Maps
Oceanography
Contributors:
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience SeaDataNet
Aarhus University,Danish Centre for Environment and Energy SeaDataNet
Aegean Greeners SeaDataNet
Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation SeaDataNet
Asociación Vertidos Cero SeaDataNet
Black Sea NGO Network SeaDataNet
Department of Fisheries and Marine Research, Division of Marine Biology and Ecology SeaDataNet
Disciplinary Centre of Marine Research and Environmental SeaDataNet
ECAT-Environmental Center for Administration & Technology SeaDataNet
Estonian Green Movement SeaDataNet
European Environment Agency SeaDataNet
Foundation for Environmental Education, Latvia SeaDataNet
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography SeaDataNet
Hold Danmark Rent SeaDataNet
Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia SeaDataNet
Institute of Marine Biology (IMBK) SeaDataNet
Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University SeaDataNet
Institute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences SeaDataNet
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea SeaDataNet
Isotech Ltd Environmental Research and Consultancy SeaDataNet
Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Science and Management SeaDataNet
Iv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO) SeaDataNet
KIMO International Secretariat SeaDataNet
Legambiente SeaDataNet
Marine Conservation Society SeaDataNet
Maritime Training Center for Pollution Prevention, Safety at Sea and Environmental Awareness SeaDataNet
Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development SeaDataNet
National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa" SeaDataNet
National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology SeaDataNet
Non-governmental environmental organization "Mare Nostrum" SeaDataNet
Norwegian Environment Agency SeaDataNet
OceanCare SeaDataNet
Plastic Change SeaDataNet
Portuguese Association for Marine Litter, APLM SeaDataNet
State Oceanographic Institute SeaDataNet
Surfers Against Sewage SeaDataNet
Surfrider Foundation Europe SeaDataNet
Turkish Marine Research Foundation SeaDataNet
Ukrainian scientific center of Ecology of Sea SeaDataNet
eXXpedition SeaDataNet
Dates:
2001-01-01/2020-04-22
Language:
en
ResourceType:
Dataset
RelatedIdentifiers:
https://www.emodnet-chemistry.eu/repository/maps/litter/bl_materialcategories_other.zip
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Sizes:
0.263 MB
Formats:
application/zip including 4 files: .dbf, .prj, .shp and .shx
Version:
1.0
RightsList:
Open Access
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Descriptions:
This visualization product displays marine macro-litter (> 2.5cm) material categories percentage per beach per year from non-MSFD monitoring surveys, research & cleaning operations.<br /><br />EMODnet Chemistry included the collection of marine litter in its 3rd phase. Since the beginning of 2018, data of beach litter have been gathered and processed in the EMODnet Chemistry Marine Litter Database (MLDB).<br />The harmonization of all the data has been the most challenging task considering the heterogeneity of the data sources, sampling protocols and reference lists used on a European scale.<br /><br /><br />Preliminary processing were necessary to harmonize all the data:<br /> - Exclusion of OSPAR 1000 protocol: in order to follow the approach of OSPAR that it is not including these data anymore in the monitoring;<br /> - Selection of surveys from non-MSFD monitoring, cleaning and research operations;<br /> - Exclusion of beaches without coordinates;<br /> - Exclusion of surveys without associated length;<br /> - Some litter types like organic litter, small fragments (paraffin and wax; items > 2.5cm) and pollutants have been removed. The list of selected items is attached to this metadata. This list was created using EU Marine Beach Litter Baselines and EU Threshold Value for Macro Litter on Coastlines from JRC (these two documents are attached to this metadata);<br /> - Exclusion of the "feaces" category: it concerns more exactly the items of dog excrements in bags of the OSPAR (item code: 121) and ITA (item code: IT59) reference lists;<br /> - Normalization of survey lengths to 100m & 1 survey / year: in some case, the survey length was not 100m, so in order to be able to compare the abundance of litter from different beaches a normalization is applied using this formula:<br /> Number of items (normalized by 100 m) = Number of litter per items x (100 / survey length)<br /> Then, this normalized number of items is summed to obtain the total normalized number of litter for each survey.<br /><br />To calculate percentages for each material category, formula applied is:<br />Material (%) = (∑number of items (normalized at 100 m) of each material category)*100 / (∑number of items (normalized at 100 m) of all categories)<br /><br />The material categories differ between reference lists (OSPAR, TSG_ML, UNEP, UNEP_MARLIN). In order to apply a common procedure for all the surveys, the material categories have been harmonized.<br /><br />More information is available in the attached documents.<br /><br /><br />Warning: the absence of data on the map doesn't necessarily mean that it doesn't exist, but that no information has been entered in the Marine Litter Database for this area.
GeoLocations:
European beaches -53.602 41.771 28.394 81.686
FundingReferences:
European Commission Aggregated data products are generated by EMODnet Chemistry under the support of DG MARE Call for Tenders EASME/EMFF/2016/006-lot4, EASME/2019/OP/0003-lot4.