Macro marine litter along italian coastal areas in the Pelagos sanctuary - SeaCleaner project

Since 2013, SeaCleaner has involved an ever-growing number of students, researchers and volunteer citizens in monitoring the Anthropogenic Marine Debris (AMD) found stranded on our shores, by means of a protocol developed following both the Marine Strategy Framework Directives (MSFD) and the OSPAR protocol previously used and tested for several years, especially in Northern Europe. The original protocol, used for collecting and cataloguing the different types and sizes of such waste, has been simplified and adapted to the local specificities identified on our Italian beaches, in the locations monitored, to allow it to be used by volunteers and also by high school students, thus combining the research side with the educational side. The dataset proposed here collects data acquired from 2014 to 2015 in the italian coastal area of Pelagos Sanctuary. In detail into: Cinque Terre National Park, Porto Venere Natural Regional Park, Lerici beach, Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli Regional Natural Park and Pianosa island included in Tuscan Archipelago.




macro marine litter, citizen science, Pelagos Sanctuary, Marine Park


44.147458N, 42.593364S, 10.395378E, 9.395378W


Visual census


The dataset was created following the Guidelines and forms for gathering marine litter data: beach and seafloor trawlings (Version 7) of Emodnet Chemistry.
284 KoXLS, XLSXQuality controlled data
How to cite
Merlino Silvia, Locritani Marina, Stroobant Mascha, Giovacchini Alice (2023). Macro marine litter along italian coastal areas in the Pelagos sanctuary - SeaCleaner project. SEANOE.

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