Tackling Marine Litter—LITTERBASE

  • Melanie Bergmann
  • Mine B. Tekman
  • Andreas Walter
  • Lars Gutow
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Abstract

Anthropogenic litter contamination of the oceans is a global problem of growing concern and currently receives strongly increasing attention by policy makers, public authorities, media and the general public. Unlike many other pollutants, marine litter on beaches and its deleterious effects on marine mammals, birds and turtles have attracted much attention as they can be directly observed by stakeholders.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the AWI IT and GIS departments for their support in developing and launching LITTERBASE. T. Busch, F. van Heeckeren, I. Kittel, C. Peter, B. Staufenbiel and N. Steiner extracted and fed information from publications into LITTERBASE. This publication is Eprint 43257of the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie Bergmann
    • 1
  • Mine B. Tekman
    • 1
  • Andreas Walter
    • 2
  • Lars Gutow
    • 3
  1. 1.HGF-MPG Group for Deep-Sea Ecology and Technology, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  2. 2.Computer and Data Centre, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany
  3. 3.Functional Ecology, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

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