This side event will be articulated around the challenges and opportunities around the tackling of marine litter. A first session will provide a state-of-the-art presentation of the current knowledge on marine debris, its impact on marine life, health, and the economy as well as the unprecedented monitoring capabilities. In the second session, actors implementing solutions on marine debris will present how ocean data and scientific knowledge are critical for their activities. The third session will be interactive, facilitating a panel discussion between stakeholders and the scientific community to engage in collaboration and the design of services for targeted users.
The side event is organised by EU4OceanObs GEO Blue Planet action coordinator, the Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Ifremer and OceanPredict.
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