Litter, plastics in particular, is accumulating in our seas and coasts. Information and data on marine litter is essential for tackling it. The European Environment Agency has developed Marine LitterWatch mobile app to strengthen Europe’s knowledge base and thus provide support to European policy making.
We support the ongoing implementation of Marine Litter Watch (MLW) database, process the data and produce the indicator. The tasks include updating and publishing the MLW indicator; organising an annual MLW workshop; supporting data analysis and technical development of MLW dataflow; supporting the policy implementation and regional coordination of marine litter related activities; and preparing a beach litter indicator scoping report.