Surfrider Finistère Chapter is a good example of volunteers working hard to protect the marine environment. Since 2010, members of the Finistère antenna, in cooperation with Surfrider’s Britany Office, are toiling to collect waste on Porsmilin beach at Plouzané. Surfrider has set up a protocol with the Iroise Marine Natural Park that aims at developing a scientific database on marine litter. The OSPAR litter collections, organised at a European level, will provide reliable data, which is essential to ensure a good protection of the environment. Indeed, by better understanding pollution we can find better ways of fighting it and reducing its negative consequences.
Brussels, December 17th, Today, Member states endorsed at the Environment Council meeting the political agreement reached on last 17 November with the European Commission and the European Parliament to reduce the […]
It would have been difficult to miss the widespread discussions about climate change over the past few months, which have been evoking a general warming of the planet, rising sea […]
We have all come across rather worse for wear plastic bottles floating along river banks or stranded on a beach. Where do they come from? What are they doing there? And how long have they been here? These are exactly the types of questions that the Riverine Input project has set out to answer. The project celebrated its first birthday last October. One year is only a short amount of time when it comes to scientific data - departing from a hypothesis and arriving at a scientific result can take months, or even years - but it is long enough to have had important encounters, covered many kilometres, and gained valuable field experience. So what has happened in a year?