Marine litter in the small islands of Estonia
Project contact: Tiia Möller, tiia.moller [ät] ut.ee
Type of the project: R & D project
Finance program: EIC Environmental program
Financing institution: Environmental Investment Center, project no 15425
Within the project "Marine litter in the small islands of Estonia" pilot studies regarding the status of macro- and microlitter on uninhabited small islands of Estonian coastal sea will be carried out. Existing monitoring strategy will be studied, adjusted to local conditions and tested on the field. In total at least 12 small islands across Estonian coastal sea will be studied. In pre-selected study areas the marine litter will be mapped and removed in order to estimate the possible origin, travel paths and accumulation patterns. Project contributes into the Estonian plan of measures EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.