Details of Marine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Sea-floor Litter (SCUBA diving)


Dataset identification

Title of datasetMarine Litter in the Croatian Coastal Waters – Sea-floor Litter (SCUBA diving)
Narrative summary of datasetThe dataset was collected and created through DeFishGear project from 2013 to 2017. The current dataset contains data on litter collected during SCUBA diving on the Croatian waters and is mostly consisted of macroplastics and other materials. The data are described using specific vocabulary, created for the purposes of the project.
Supporting documentationMethodology for monitoring marine litter on the seafloor (continental self)
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
Organisation nameInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Date of original dataset publication2018-12-30
Dataset formatDelimited
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC-BY 4.0


Latitude north boundary45.155140293235
Longitude east boundary17.293438274273
Latitude south boundary43.073121386535
Longitude west boundary14.217266399273
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterSea-floor litter abundance
Platform typehuman
Data quality processing informationAdopted methodology were performed following the “Methodology for Monitoring Marine Litter on the Seafloor (Shallow coastal waters 0 – 20 m) - Visual surveys with SCUBA/snorkelling” that were prepared within the framework of the marine litter monitoring and assessment component of the DeFishGear project based on the EU MSFD TG10 “Guidance on Monitoring of Marine Litter in European Seas” (Galgani et al., 2013), the NOOA “Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment: Recommendations for Monitoring Debris Trends in the Marine Environment (Lippiatt et al., 2013) and the “International bottom trawl survey in the Mediterranean, Instructional Manual” (MEDITS Working Group, 2013), taking into consideration the draft UNEP/MAP MEDPOL “Monitoring Guidance Document on Ecological Objective 10: Marine Litter (UNEP/MAP MEDPOL, 2014)”. All items visible with the naked eye and collected were entered on the data sheet developed in the framework of the DeFishGear project.

Process information

Submitting organisationInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Submission identifier (UUID)89e90464-e9ea-406e-b292-6c2666cd8325
Date of dataset creation2017-10-10
Date of dataset revision2018-12-10
Date of metadata creation2018-12-04
Date of metadata latest revision2018-12-10
Date of publishing2018-12-30
Processing data centreNational Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, Division of Oceanography
Summary record-ID264