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

Dataset availability

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


Latitude north boundary44.250137253961
Longitude east boundary12.714062590012
Latitude south boundary44.128033372163
Longitude west boundary12.367993254074
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaAdriatic Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typePollution
ParameterLitter abundance and type
Platform typeself-propelled small boat

Process information

Submitting organisationHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Oceanography, Chemical Oceanographic Department (HCMR/COD)
Submission identifier (UUID)29270117-b987-4340-9536-f38bd7e7c349
Date of dataset creation2018-10-25
Date of dataset revision2018-12-03
Date of metadata creation2018-12-02
Date of metadata latest revision2019-02-27
Date of publishing2019-03-07
Processing data centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Summary record-ID353