Programme: H2020 – Coordination and Support Actions

Project title: EUROpean quality Controlled Harmonization Assuring ReproducibleMonitoring and assessment of plastic pollution


Duration: 01/11/2020 – 31/10/2023

Total Budget: € 2.045.000

ISMAR budget: € 119.375

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This project aims to identify, test and optimise monitoring approaches through quality assured and rigorously validated methods based on current state-of-the-art techniques which cover all environmental matrices. In addition, the project will focus on harmonizing and possibly standardising methods and reporting formats to facilitate data comparability and meta-level analysis on regional, national and international scales. With multiple national and international organisations and working groups currently participating in the proposal of harmonisation and standardised for research and monitoring, a coordinated and strategic action to bring these key players together, merge working group ideas and facilitate a framework for harmonised procedures for monitoring and assessment.

Contact person in ISMAR:


  1. Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (Norway)
  2. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
  3. Stichting VU (Netherlands)
  4. Institut Francais de Recherche pour L’exploitation de la Mer (France)
  5. Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Marina Grigore Antipa (Romania)
  6. Salt Lofoten AS (Norway)
  7. Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)
  8. Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning Stiftelse (Norway)
  9. Eigen Vermogen Van Het Instituut Voor Landbouw- En Visserijonderzoek (Belgium)
  10. Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum fur Polar- und Meeresforschung (Germany)
  11. Aarhus Universitet (Denmark)
  12. Chiron As (Norway)
  13. Eidgenoessische Anstalt fuer Wasserversorgung Abwasserreinigung und Gewaesserschutz (Switzerland)
  14. Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (Italy)
  15. Association Francaise de Normalisation (France)