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Details of Floating Macro Plastics


Dataset identification

Title of datasetFloating Macro Plastics
Narrative summary of datasetFloating macro plastics data collected during the DeFishGear str/00010, IPA-Adriatic, Cross Border Cooperation 2007–2013.
Summary of processing methodologyVisual identification of floating plastics. Observations made from small boats according to the MSFD protocol. Counting items, types and sizes. Observation width of 10m, densities expressed as items/km2
Supporting documentation
Project/programmeDerelict Fishing Gear Management System in the Adriatic Region
Start date2014-10-01
End date2015-10-01

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameISPRA-Institute for Environmental Protection and Research
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

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


Latitude north boundary45.611174663469
Longitude east boundary13.088971037277
Latitude south boundary44.94635277762
Longitude west boundary12.221051115402
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterLitter abundance and type
Platform typeself-propelled boat

Process information

Submitting organisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Chemical Oceanographic Department (HCMR/COD)
Submission identifier (UUID)019c95e8-580e-4cbb-a1f9-6eefd58b5eef
Date of dataset creation2018-10-25
Date of dataset revision2018-12-03
Date of metadata creation2018-12-02
Date of metadata latest revision2018-12-03
Date of publishing2018-12-19
Processing data centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Summary record-ID229