The European Union is currently looking into the implementation of the so-called Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Litter in the marine environment is one of the elements incorporated into the issue of 'Good Environmental Status (GES) of the MSFD.
IMARES scientist Jan van Franeker has participated in the international Task Group that reviewed relevant knowledge and provided advise on possible approaches to GES.
The Litter Taskgroup Report has now been published by the European Union. A short summary of that report was prepared as a poster for the SETAC Conference in Seville, Spain.
- Report: Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Task Group 10 Report Marine litter
- Poster: Proposing Methodological standards for monitoring marine litter, in order to achieve good environmental status in the framework of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD)