The interactive map presents MALINOR project activities. MALINOR tasks on marine litter mapping are coordinated with other projects, including ArcToMal and DIMARC.
The main objective of the MALINOR project (Mapping marine litter in the Norwegian and Russian Arctic Seas project) is to map marine litter and describe its characteristics in the Norwegian Sea, Barents Sea, the High Arctic and the Kara Sea with a multi-disciplinary approach. The project is a collaboration between Norwegian and Russian institutes.
In addition, the project will extract data from the scientific & grey literature on the distribution of litter in the Norwegian and Russian Arctic, identify ongoing activities on this topic to build up a joint Norwegian-Russian database. Multidisciplinary mapping will be performed using robotics, digital solutions and GIS to help develop a predictive tool for litter distribution using high resolution ocean model. The findings of the project will be disseminated to student, the public, industry, and policy makers in Norway and Russia as well as globally.
Akvaplan-niva is managing the MALINOR. Norwegian project partners are SALT Lofoten, Maritime Robotics, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), GRID-Arendal, Norwegian Meteorological Institute, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and TerraNor. The Russian partners are Murmansk Marine Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (MMBI RAS), the State Oceanographic Institute named after N.N.Zubov, the Association of Marine Heritage and the WWF Barents Sea Office.
MALINOR is funded by the Research Council of Norway NORRUSS Pluss program.
ArcToMal project (Arctic tourism in the Barents Sea – awareness and participation for marine litter prevention) is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment (KLD) programme on environmental cooperation with Russia. The project partners are Akvaplan-niva, Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), MMBI and the Russian Arctic National Park (RANP)
DIMARC project (Detecting, identifying and mapping plastic in the Arctic using robotics and digital solutions) is financed by the Norwegian Retailers Environmental Fund. The project partners are Akvaplan-niva, TerraNor, IFREMER, Maritime Robotics, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and SALT.
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