WORK PACKAGES

The konsortium works on the following work packages (WPs)

WP 1: REGULATION AND SOCIETAL ACTIONS

Leader: DTU

 

Investigates:

Advantages and disadvantages of the many regulatory initiatives in Denmark, EU, OSPAR, HELCOM

How latest scientific knowledge can be used regulatory to reduce plastic pollution

Lokal

National

International

How regulation and thus social development are affected by the actors

how this has resulted in a national plastic action plan 

how the industry develops strategies and frameworks to limit plastic pollution

Danish actors in an international context

WP 2: ANALYTICAL METHODS

Leader: AAU

 

Investigates: How can analytical methods for quantification of plastic pollution be optimized, furthermore developed for nanoplastics?

Determines the number and polymer type

In addition also determine the particle mass and shape

We're going down

nano scale

WP 3: SOURCES AND DISTRIBUTION

Leader: AU

 

Investigates:

 

1. What is the magnitude of plastic pollution in Danish coastal and open waters and how much does the pollution vary between different areas?

 

2. Which are the most significant sources of plastic pollution in Danish coastal waters?

WP 4: FATE AND BEHAVIOR

Leader: NatMus

 

Investigates: How plastic degrades

 

Degradation of plastic in the marine environment

Physical-chemical

Biological

MarinePlastic addresses realistic degradation in the environment

WP 5: ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS

Leader: RUC

Microplastic is absorbed in many places in the food chain

Which mechanisms do control the uptake, translocation and release of microplastic

Comparison of plastic when it is ‘freshly prepared’, broken down and biofilm greeted

WP 0: LEADERSHIP AND JOINT ACTIVITIES

Leader: AAU

MarinePlastic - The Danish center for research in marine plastic pollution

The project is supported by

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