CLAIM: Cleaning Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods in European seas
During the last week of October, the H2020 funded project organized the 2nd Plenary Assembly meeting in Copenhagen (Denmark).
CLAIM Project Consortium
This Project addresses a major environmental problem, the presence and accumulation of plastic debris in the marine environment, which has been increasing substantially in the last fifty years. During the Plenary Assembly, the partners presented main milestones achieved during the first year as well as the action plan for forthcoming months.
Hosted by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) the meeting counted with the participation of 18 partners (research organizations, SMEs, universities), and some members of the Advisroy Board.
CLAIM project targets pollution in marine areas by focusing on the development of innovative cleaning technologies and approaches. The project will design new strategies for prevention and in situ management visible and invisible marine litter with a focus on several scenarios in the Mediterranean and Baltic Sea. Real environment will be tested in-situ in key areas across the Mediterranean (Lyon Gulf, Ligurian Sea, Saronikos Gulf and Gulf of Gabès) and the Baltic Sea (near Denmark). In addition, the project will seek out new business models to enhance the economic feasibility for upscaling CLAIM innovations.
CLAIM is funded under Horizon 2020 Call BG-07-2017: Blue green innovation for clean coasts and seas. The project has a duration of four years and brings together 19 institutions, five of which are small or medium enterprises (SMEs), from across Europe.
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This Project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774586.