CLEANSEA is a research project that takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying marine litter. CLEANSEA assesses the state of marine litter in European seas, rivers and on beaches and its impact on biological, social and economic processes. It aims to develop new tools to help collect data and monitor on litter and develop policy options to improve the management of marine litter by identifying deficiencies in existing legislation and standards. CLEANSEA focuses mainly on marine areas relevant to the EU; the Black Sea, Mediterranean, Baltic and North East Atlantic region. The project is funded under the 7th Research Framework Programme of the EU (FP7). The consortium has diverse partners including research institutes, universities, SMEs, and an NGO.Read more
From 18 to 22 September 2013 a transatlantic exchange on climate change adaptation took place in Berlin, Stralsund, and the island of Ummanz. In cooperation with the US Embassy in Berlin, Dr. Grit Martinez, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute organized a tour illustrating German adaptation strategies in the regional, national, and international context. Professor Michael Paolisso, alumna researcher Katie Clendaniel,...Read more
In the context of the conference "Coastal Management & Climate Change: Status Quo" on 5 and 6 October 2009 in Rostock – Warnemünde the RADOST project (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast) celebrated its regional kick-off.
The two-day event updated participants about the status of RADOST's many coastal projects. Furthermore, a forum was held for intensive discussions between...Read more