MEDSEALITTER checking up the rivers

Land base activities are a source of macrolitter that gets into the sea through rivers for this reason it is important to have a common and functional protocol that can monitor both macrolitter in the rivers and in the sea.

Recently a group of researchers focused on the relationship between the anthropogenic land activities and the contaminants introduced into the river waters. The study, carried out using the same protocol the project team is developing, will add a further piece to the studies already conducted at sea within  MEDSEALITTER.
Marine litter is polluting the marine environment as well as being a threat for the marine biodiversity (including species such as cetaceans and turtles). Land base activities are a source of macrolitter that gets into the sea through rivers for this reason it is important to have a common and functional protocol that can monitor both macrolitter in the rivers and in the sea. Ispra - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale and other research bodies working within the framework of the Interreg MED Programme project Medsealitter published a study on the amount of macrolitter that from the Tiber river (city of Rome) gets into the Mediterranean Sea highlighting the importance of a marine/riverine litter joint and systematic monitoring protocol.

A scientific report by Medsealitter researchers on floating macrolitter that from the rivers gets into sea. A study undertaken on the Tiber river.

Here the complete report rdcu.be/9RXT