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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Svalbard coastal zone pollution with microplastics from local and distant sources

Awarded: NOK 93,000

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2022 - 2022

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This project is devoted to sampling microplastic in the coastal waters of Svalbard using the same technology that is used in the ongoing projects “Model-based mapping of marine litter and microplastic in the Barents Sea (MAMBA)“ funded by Klima- og miljødepartementet KLD and NFR/SSF project "Harmonization of methods of marine microplastic assessment in the Arctic" (HAMPSTER). The data collected in Svalbard will have benefits for the ongoing projects and to Igor Zhdanov PhD thesis devoted to study marine litter and microplastics in the Arctic environment.

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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum