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


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMarine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Beach Litter
Narrative summary of datasetThe dataset was collected and created through DeFishGear project from 2013 to 2017. The current dataset contains data on litter collected on the Croatian beaches and is mostly consisted of macroplastics and other materials. The data are described using specific vocabulary, created for the purposes of the project.
Summary of processing methodologyThe methodology followed the “Methodology for Monitoring Marine Litter on Beaches (Macro-Debris >2.5cm)” 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 (2013)”, the OSPAR “Guideline for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Beaches in the OSPAR Maritime Area (2010)” and the NOOA “Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment: Recommendations for Monitoring Debris Trends in the Marine Environment (2013), taking into consideration the draft “UNEP/MAP MEDPOL Monitoring Guidance Document on Ecological Objective 10: Marine Litter (2014)”, with some modification related to the size of the sampling unit.
Supporting documentationBeach_litter_monitoring-methodology
Project/programmeDerelict Fishing Gear Management System in the Adriatic Region
Start date2013-07-22
End date2017-09-23
Frequency of observationsyear to sub-decade

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 boundary43.607663018148
Longitude east boundary17.980083782086
Latitude south boundary42.605077259303
Longitude west boundary15.936626750836
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterLitter abundance and type
Platform typebeach/intertidal zone structure

Process information

Submitting organisationInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Submission identifier (UUID)d4c70ca1-16ec-4503-8149-2d8bea1cf5a0
Date of dataset creation2018-05-14
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-ID176