Today it is no longer possible to walk on a beach without coming across bags, plastic bottles or food containers. This waste belongs to the category of single-use plastics. Plastic is the leading cause of marine pollution. Often discarded or abandoned in the wild, most
“The ocean is still the largest rubbish bin (dump) in modern societies today, and sea users are well aware of this. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly common to find floating marine litter (FML) along our coasts. 3 years of investigations carried out by LEMA vessels
During the project, Life Lema partners have been working together to develop different technologies and methodologies to better understand the issue of Marine Litter. If you are interested on the project´s technical information, here you have our report. Links to download the final technical report
The 12th and 13th of November 2019 the sixth edition of the Atlantic conference will be celebrated in Portugal. This conference gathers different companies that are looking for funding to develop a cutting-edge and sustainable technology. In order to do that, the executive agency for
The past 17th of September we received incredible news: One of our little ships had arrived to Hawaii! This wooden ships were first made and then left on the sea with the aim of involving the society for several reasons. Firstly, the manufacturing of the
Last october we finished the 2019 OSPAR campaign with great results. During this campaign, data has been gathered and a tracing has been done of all the collections in 3 different Guipuzcoan beaches in Mutriku (Burumendi), Zumaia (Inpernupe) and Donostia (Murgita). These results have been
On July 28th Maria Ballesteros, one of the members of Surfrider Spain, was interviewed for the basque radio station EITB on the Amarauna show. This interview was granted mainly in order to talk about the european LifeLEMA project, its objectives, its results and the AfterLIFE.
Here is a special news dedicated to the latest campaign of our partners from AZTI. North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre During the RADPROF campaign of the IEO, carried out in August, 120 wooden boats have been launched in the waters of the Galicia Bank and in
The last Newsletter, Newsletter number 6, is now available. It addresses the international prospects of LifeLEMA and how it contributed to the Ocean Pavilion and Ocean talks during the G7 in Biarritz, France. We would like to thank everybody for their contribution to our project.
As usual, we would like to update you with our latest wooden boats’ discoveries. Ever since one of our boats ended up in the Canary Islands, we have been convinced that our project’s purposes are even bigger than expected. Here are some pictures of the