This project aims to create an observatory that generates quantitative and qualitative data on the impact of microplastics and different pollutants on the beaches of the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira and Azores archipelagos. To this end, a program will be developed to monitor microplastics and different pollutants in the sands and waters of the beaches of the four archipelagos, which will show the degree of existing contamination and its evolution. Studies will also be conducted on the incidence of microplastics in some types of fish and their effects on food chains and ecosystems. The project also aims to contribute to the improvement of public knowledge regarding contamination by plastics, including raising awareness among the population, carrying out important dissemination, training and environmental education actions on the marine spaces of the four archipelagos.

Project Designation:   IMPLAMAC
Start Date:   01/10/2019
End Date:   30/09/2023
Total Budget:   1 578 261,53€ 
Funding:   1 341 522,30€
ARDITI Budget:   99 029,18 €
ARDITI Funding:   84 174,80 €
Coordinator:   Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)
Partners:   Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais DROTA - Madeira, Direção Regional dos Assuntos do Mar - DRAM


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This project is aligned with the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):

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