Since 2019 Ocean Mission has organized multiple clean-ups in Northeast Iceland with the help of volunteers, biologists, locals and researchers.
Now, the governments are listening and supporting some local initiatives. However, to implement effective solutions to prevent and manage plastic pollution, it is important to determine the scale of the problem.
This is why from 2021 to 2025, Ocean Missions and other local groups have been given the responsibility to clean the entire Icelandic coastline and to gather scientific data in order to create the first comprehensive national assessment of marine litter in Iceland.
This year 2022 we are ready to step up the efforts and clean, at least, all the beaches within 390 km of the coastline of the Northeast region. We will follow a standardized protocol developed by the OSPAR Commission that will help us to formulate recommendations and to implement effective management to actively find short and long-term solutions.
Self-guided experience, Citizen science
Oceans and Seas