Folder Desktop Study on Marine Litter, Including Microplastics, in the Arctic
This is a collection of submissions on marine litter literature of relevance to the Arctic based on a dedicated submission form sent out to Arctic Council members and experts in Fall 2017. This was in support of the development of the Desktop Study on Marine Litter, including Microplastics in the Arctic (May 2019) with the aim to:
- Evaluate the scope of marine litter in the Arctic and its effects on the Arctic marine environment;
- Enhance knowledge and awareness of marine litter in the Arctic;
- Enhance cooperation by the eight Arctic States to reduce negative impacts of marine litter on the Arctic marine environment; and
- Contribute to the prevention and/or reduction of marine litter pollution in the Arctic and its impact on marine organisms, habitats, public health and safety, and to reduce the socioeconomic costs litter causes.