Projects

AQUA-LIT
Preventive measures for averting the discarding of litter in the marine environment from the aquaculture industry
(GA/No/EASME/EMFF/2017/1.2.1.12/S2/04/SI2.789391
Type: European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)/EASME - Call for Proposal (Sustainable Blue Economy S2 MARINE LITTER)
Duration: 24 months (01/01/2019 - 31/12/2020)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: GEO - Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd. , Hungary
Consortium:

EurOcean – European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology (Portugal)
VLIZ – Flanders Marine Institute (Belgium)
s.PRO – Sustainable Projects (Belgium)
IEO – Instituto Español de Oceanografia (Spain)
FRCT – Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal)
Nausicaa – Societe d’Exploitation du Centre National de la Mer (France)

Aim of the Project:

AQUA-LIT’s main objective is to provide the aquaculture sector with a toolbox that can provide existing, upcoming and already implemented tools, case studies, best practices, a database and links between stakeholders for addressing the 3 main components of marine littering: prevention & reduction, monitoring & quantification, and removal & recycling.

The toolbox will be focused on three sea basins: the Mediterranean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea regions and it will be accessible through an online platform and a mobile app.

Furthermore, AQUA-LIT will assess the current policies and give policy recommendations for better decision-making in the aquaculture sector, create a transferability plan for sharing all the results and knowledge obtained to EU overseas territories, like the Azores, and it will create an exploitation strategy for setting up local working groups that can ensure the sustainability of the project after its termination
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FRCT Involvement:
FRCT is the leader of the WP5. Task 5.1. Policy for less litter, in which we are responsible for the identification of the policy gaps and engagement with the relevant authorities, as well as for the provision of policy guidelines for better decision-making.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
117 450€469 800€587 250€
FRCT Budget
FRCT CONTRIBUITION EU Contribuition Total
4 605€18 421€223 026€