Indicator Impact Turtles – Implementation of the indicator “Impacts of marine litter on sea turtles and biota” in RSC and MSFD areas
Grant Agreement nº 11.0661/2016/748064/SUB/ENV.C2
Type: DG environment | MFSD Second Cycle - Call for Proposals
Duration: 24 months (02/01/2017 - 31/01/2019)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Scientific Research National Centre (CNRS), France.

INDICIT Official Dissemination Video

CNRS – Scientific Research National Centre (France)
MNHN – National Museum of Natural History (France)
ISPRA – Superior Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Italy)
CNR-IAMC – National Research Council – Institute for the Coastal Marine Environment (Italy)
HCMR – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece)
UVEG – University of Valencia –General Studies(Spain)
ULPGC – University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands – Spain)
PAU – DEKAMER – Pamukkale University – Sea Turtle Research and Application Center (Turkey)
FRCT – Regional Fund for Science and Technology (Azores – Portugal)
INSTM –  National Institute of Science and Technologies of the Sea (Tunisia)

Aim of the Project:

INDICIT project aims to filling the gaps of knowledge necessary for the definition of the indicator “Macro-debris ingested by sea turtles” criteria, through the collection of standardized data at a large scale, with the involvement of a large network of trained stakeholders. INDICIT project objectives are:

(i) Refine/create networks of stakeholders able to collect data on the basis of standard protocols;

(ii) Interpret the results of the statistical analyses of these standardized data, in order to provide the necessary knowledge to better define the indicator biological criteria and constraints;

(iii) Co-decide among biologists, researchers and the representatives of environmental policies one or several GES and its/their scales of application; and

(iv) Disseminate the co-built standardized tools for the monitoring of marine litter quantities and impacts.



FRCT Involvement:
FRCT is a partner on the INDICIT project, being directly involved in the development of the activity 3 “Implementation of the indicator of litter ingestion in the RSC OSPAR/Macaronesia”, which is led by the ULPGC (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). FRCT, with the external assistance from IMAR, is responsible for the development and implementation of the activity 3 in Portugal, namely in the mainland of Portugal and in the Azores and Madeira regions.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
328 164€999 955€1 328 119€
FRCT Budget
23 403€92 825€116 228 €