I.A.CO as a subcontractor of the DFMR, in the context of the Meltemi project, provides services for the completion of tasks regarding public and stakeholder awareness raising and education, in order to combat/minimize the issue of marine litters.
CLIENT: Department of Fisheries and Marine Research
REGION: Paphos area
TYPE: Environmental policy
OTHER PARTNERS: —-
DFMR, following a tender procedure, subcontracted I.A.CO Environmental & Water Consultants in order to provide services in the implementation of various deliverables of MELTEMI project. MELTEMI – MarinE litter transnational LegislaTion EnchanceMent and Improvement project, has been approved for funding by the European Commission under Interreg 2014-2020, Balkan-Mediterranean and is designed to address the problem of marine litter.
Marine litter is a complex and transboundary environmental problem, with increasing concern worldwide. Today it is evident that effective policy and reduction measures should be urgently put in place, not only on local/national level, but also in regional/sub-regional. The overall objective of the MELTEMI project is to enhance the legal framework and increase the capacity of public authorities, stakeholders and society at large on mitigating marine litter pollution. Along with the assessment of marine litter in beaches and sea, the project foresees an active engagement of society and the key-players; which will be achieved by informing, ‘educating’ training and networking them on a science and policy assessment framework of marine litter.
MELTEMI’ s approach is based on the creation of transnational networks between Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria and Albania, where marine litter on the coastal zone will be assessed, with the aim to review the world’s best practices and tools and adapt them to countries’ needs.
More information on the project can be found: https://meltemi-balkanmed.eu/