ResponSEAble – Protecting the ocean: our collective responsibility, our common interest

For the last three years, the ResponSEAble project has been looking at ways to help people understand their connection to the sea. Whether they live on the coast or inland, the project’s goal has been to figure out how to encourage Europeans to take a more interest in their oceans, improve their understanding and to treat them with greater respect.

A part of the project a series of 6 short documentary films have been produced. The videos are designed to help inform the public about key ocean health issues and how we as consumers can adopt ocean-friendly behaviours.

They are free to watch online on this channel 

Marine litter: Vital graphics

Every year, the sum of humanity’s knowledge increases exponentially. And as we learn more, we also learn there is much we still don’t know. Plastic litter in our oceans is one area where we need to learn more, and we need to learn it quickly. That’s one of the main messages in Marine Litter Vital Graphics. Another important message is that we already know enough to take action.

Marine Litter Graphics

Marine plasctic debris and microplastics:Global lessons and research to inspire action and guide policy change

Plastic litter in the ocean can be considered a ‘common concern of humankind’. This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of marine plastics debris and microplastics, and describes approaches and potential solutions to address this multifaceted issue. The study is divided into four main sections: Background, Evidence Base, Taking Action, and Conclusions and Key Research Needs.

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