Electronic recording of beach litter with the Marine Litter Watch App

HELMEPA participated in the 4th annual Stakeholder Workshop on the electronic application for marine litter monitoring and recording Marine Litter Watch (MLW), which took place on 25-26 April, in Copenhagen, at the premises of the European Environment Agency – ΕΕΑ.

The European app MLW for tablets and smart phones has been developed by the EEA and is freely available on the internet, to be used as a tool for the recording of beach litter in a standard and harmonized way during voluntary activities.

The events and the data collected by volunteers all over Europe by means of this app, as well as relevant statistical figures and diagrams, are accessible via an open online map and may be deployed for the monitoring and assessment of the environmental status of European seas, according to the mandates of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

The particular objectives of this year’s workshop were the following, among others:

Volunteers participating in the "Let's Cleanup Europe" Campaign (4-25 May 2018) coordinated in Greece by HELMEPA, and wishing to use MLW in their clean-up event, are welcome to contact our Environmental Sector (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. phone +30 210 9343088) for more information and instructions.