The European Commission has recently published a threshold value for marine litter on coastlines of 20 litter items/100 m beach length and MIO-ECSDE has been very much involved in the elaboration process. Read more here
It’s Marine LitterWatch Month for the 7th consecutive year and MIO-ECSDE is a part of this ‘taskforce’ towards providing reliable, accurate and comparable marine litter data for all regional seas in Europe. For more information on how to get involved, read here
With a second wave of the pandemic a reality, our Summer University dedicated to the newly established Biosphere Reserve of Asterousia in Crete was postponed and reformulated. Only a few participants from Crete will be part of a short first phase in October. More emphasis will be given to the second on-line training phase of the course that will follow in December. Approximately 120 participants will be able to join with the support and cooperation of the UNESCO Venice Office, the Development Agency of Heraklion and the Region of Crete. Stay tuned!
Engage, Map and Learn about odours
The D-NOSES H2020 SwafS project has developed the first Odour Observatory of its kind, designed to fill the gap in accessing information in relation to odour issues. You can learn your rights and find which regulations apply to your country or region. If you are aware of any regulation that is not already on the Odour regulations map, MIO-ECSDE invites you to add your own information by clicking on the ‘Add contribution’ button. If you suffer from odour pollution, record your observations via OdourCollect a smartphone and web application.