Marine Litter

Marine litter is widespread and poses a threat to wildlife in and around the sea, and may also pose a risk to human health. Marine litter has recently gained significant attention and there is now a consensus for action. However, that requires more knowledge and a thorough understanding of this increasing global problem.

SALT maps quantities and transport of marine litter, and we identify sources and causes to litter ending up in nature. The knowledge we build is then transfered into concrete preventative measures or communicated to decisionmakers. We want to contribute to an efficient and knowledge-based monitoring of marine litter, and to be able to track changes over time. SALT also plays an important role in the development of new value chains for marine litter or plastic waste from maritime industries. Last, but not least, SALT is a key player in organising profsessional beach clean-ups in Norway.

Projects

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News

Investigates causes of fishing crime
How can fisheries crime be prevented? That is the question being asked in the JustFish research proj
 
Has identified the potential for plastic reduction in Mannar
The Mannar Region Systemic Solutions (MARESSOL) project conducted by a coalition consisting of IUCN