Details of Marine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Sea surface Microplastics


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMarine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Sea surface Microplastics
Narrative summary of datasetThe dataset was collected and created through DeFishGear project from 2013 to 2017. The current dataset contains data on microplastic litter collected on the Croatian open and coastal marine surface waters.
Supporting documentationBiota-litter-protocol
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 boundary44.719631874622
Longitude east boundary18.392071086773
Latitude south boundary42.557349357667
Longitude west boundary14.524883586773
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterLitter abundance and type
Data quality processing informationThe methodology followed the „DeFishGear protocols for sea surface and beach sediment sampling and sample analysis” that was prepared within the framework of the DeFishGear project and has been based on the EU MSFD TG10 “Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas (2013)”.

Process information

Submitting organisationInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Submission identifier (UUID)9e665650-d3d5-4ac9-b467-1e2db3596073
Date of dataset creation2017-11-01
Date of metadata creation2018-05-23
Date of metadata latest revision2018-05-23
Date of publishing2018-06-08
Processing data centreInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Summary record-ID179