KIMO Denmark was a partner in the MARLISCO project (2012 – 2015)
Marine Litter in European Seas – Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility
Marine environments are central to human well being, but they are also extensively threatened by our activities.
The MARLISCO project seeks to raise societal awareness of both the problems and the potential solutions relating to a key issue threatening marine habitats worldwide: the accumulation of marine litter.
As coordinator for the Baltic Area, KIMO Denmark:
- organised a video contest for schoolchildren,
- contributed to collecting best practices and
- presented a travelling exhibition in Denmark.
The exhibition was shown many places in Europe via project partners and raised awareness and sensitivity to the issue of marine litter. Here you can follow the journey of the MARLISCO exhibition on an interactive map of Europe.
The project produced helpful Educational Packs for download in many different languages.
Within MARLISCO, a brochure targeted at citizens, mainly in their professional capacity but also as individuals, has been developed entitled “Stopping marine litter together! Each and every one of us can contribute in keeping our coasts and seas litter free! “. The economic sectors that are addressed are tourism, the maritime and wider manufacturing sector. The brochure provides essential information on the marine litter issue (sources, composition and impacts) and suggestions on how one can contribute to tackling this growing pressure. The aim is not only to instil a sense of co-responsibility within the various stakeholder communities as co-contributors to the marine litter problem but also to foster a sense of empowerment and take up individual and/or collective actions.
Download the Marlisco Project Results to learn more about marine litter and find out what you can do to help stop it.