Details of Floating Microplastics


Dataset identification

Title of datasetFloating Microplastics
Narrative summary of datasetData on floating microplastics abundances (items/km2), types,in coastal waters off Cesenatico and Po Piver outlets.. Data produced in 2014-15 within the framework of the DeFishGear project str/00010, IPA-Adriatic, Cross Border Cooperation 2007-2013.
Supporting documentation
Project/programmeDerelict Fishing Gear Management System in the Adriatic Region
Start date2014-04-01
End date2015-10-31

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameARPA Emilia-Romagna, Struttura Oceanografica Daphne
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2018-12-19
Dataset formatDelimited
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0
Link to dataset after processing by data centre{2708FB1A-ED30-4F79-8D58-E4DDF93677C8}


Latitude north boundary44.822731073161
Longitude east boundary12.641072180913
Latitude south boundary44.101363585724
Longitude west boundary12.207112219958
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea
Vertical extent maximum1.5 Metres

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterMicro-litter in water bodies
Instrument typeneuston net
Instrument nameManta net
Data quality processing informationCollection with manta net tows. Visual observation of samples under a stereomicroscope and spectroscopic verification of polymer materials using ATR-FTIR.

Process information

Submitting organisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Chemical Oceanographic Department
Submission identifier (UUID)211bbfc1-9675-4dc4-add3-f7a471ab31d1
Date of dataset creation2018-11-08
Date of dataset revision2018-12-03
Date of metadata creation2018-12-02
Date of metadata latest revision2018-12-03
Date of publishing2018-12-19
Date of processed dataset publication2021-01-27
Processing data centreNational Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography
Summary record-ID230