To achieve the goals of CleanLICS the following tasks are planned.
Task 1. Prediction of the areas of potential accumulation of marine litter derived from river discharges in the two SCIs considered in the project based on numerical modeling.
Task 2. Extensive sampling of marine litter present in the two SCIs: spatial distribution and characterization.
Task 3. Validation of the model results with the observed data.
Task 4. Identification of the dominant habitats in the areas most impacted by marine litter accumulation and preliminary analyses of potential ecological consequences.
Task 5. Outreach and dissemination of the project.
Task 6. Enhancement of public awareness and involvement in the project.