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More data on marine litter thanks to Marine Litter Watch

6 May 2018

NODC welcomes the marine litter data, collected from citizens through the Marine Litter Watch app, to the EMODnet Chemistry portal . The European Environment Agency developed this application, which works on smartphones, tablets and computers. The app is aimed to collect and share, with the help of all, useful data on marine litter along the coasts. Data collection is mainly carried out by the Communities, that is, groups of citizens, often coordinated by NGOs, who organize cleaning or monitoring events on the beaches and record, using the App, the type and amount of waste found. This information is collected in the database MarineLitterWatch and from here, after further quality checks carried out by NODC, it flows into the EMODnet Chemistry portal.