CLEANING AND REMOVAL ACTIVITIES

Action No.

Action

Lead Party(ies) / other relevant OSPAR Bodies

Published reports or further information

54

Establish an exchange platform on experiences on good cleaning practices in beaches, riverbanks, pelagic and surface sea areas, ports and inland waterways. Develop best practice on environmental friendly technologies and methods for cleaning.

ICG-ML with assistance from the Netherlands, Germany, Seas at Risk and KIMO International

The Netherlands for the beaches and riverbanks

No dedicated work undertaken for this action to date, however there are links with the work being completed under the interreg funded CleanAtlantic project for which OSPAR is on the Advisory Board.

The CleanAtlantic project kicked off in 2017 and will run until 2021.

55

Develop sub regional or regional maps of hotspots of floating litter, based on mapping of circulation of floating masses of marine litter, and identification of hotspots of accumulation on coastal areas and the role of prevailing currents and winds.

Portugal with participation from Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

OSPAR is on the Advisory Board of the interreg funded CleanAtlantic project which will contribute to the development of this action.

The CleanAtlantic project kicked off in 2017 and will run until 2021.

56

Identify hot spot areas through mapping of snagging sites or historic dumping grounds working with other initiatives, research programmes and with fishing organisations.

No Lead

OSPAR is on the Advisory Board of the interreg funded CleanAtlantic project which will contribute to the development of this action.

The CleanAtlantic project kicked off in 2017 and will run until 2021.

57

Develop a risk assessment for identifying where accumulations of ghost nets pose a threat to the environment and should be removed.

No Lead

No dedicated work undertaken for this action to date.