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Details of Marine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Floating Litter


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMarine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Floating Litter
Narrative summary of datasetThe dataset was collected and created through DeFishGear project from 2013 to 2017. The current dataset contains data on floating litter collected in both coastal and open waters of the Croatian Adriatic Sea water surface and is mostly consisted of macroplastics. The data are described using specific vocabulary, created for the purposes of the project.
Summary of processing methodologySurveys performed followed the “Methodology for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Sea Surface-Visual observation” that was prepared within the framework of the DeFishGear project and has been prepared based on the EU MSFD TG10 “Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas (Galgani et al., 2013)” and the NOOA “Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment: Recommendations for Monitoring Debris Trends in the Marine Environment (Lippiat et al., 2013), taking into consideration the draft “UNEP/MAP MEDPOL Monitoring Guidance Document on Ecological Objective 10: Marine Litter (2014)”.
Supporting documentationSea_surface_litter_monitoring_metodology
Project/programmeDerelict Fishing Gear Management System in the Adriatic Region
Start date2013-07-22
End date2017-09-23

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatDelimited
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC BY-SA 4.0


Latitude north boundary45.220181850415
Longitude east boundary17.974590618023
Latitude south boundary42.479612839574
Longitude west boundary13.052715618023
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterLitter abundance and type

Process information

Submitting organisationInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Submission identifier (UUID)e50a4f10-00ff-4b1d-a208-7c325388af7a
Date of dataset creation2017-10-22
Date of metadata creation2018-05-15
Date of metadata latest revision2018-05-22
Date of publishing2018-06-07
Processing data centreInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Summary record-ID172