Marine Litter in European Seas: Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility

The pollution of the seas through the input of litter is a growing, worldwide problem. The goal of MARLISCO is to increase societal awareness of the ecological and economic problems of marine litter and thereby influence societal decisions and behaviors in favor of better marine stewardship. In addition to the coordinating group Provincia di Teramo, EUCC-D is working alongside 18 partners from 15 countries.

Tasks of the EUCC-Germany: Design and development of a public web portal with information and stakeholder decisions on marine litter, research into current strategies of litter avoidance, development of educational offerings, organization of workshops as well as the organization of a video competition on the topic of “marine litter.”

Duration: 2012 through 2015

Funding Partner: European Commission (Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research – Science in Society)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no [289042]. The views and opinions expressed in this publication reflect the authors’ view and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Project "MARLISCO" has been underway since June 2012. Updates will be regularly posted on this page.

Relevant Newsletters:

Print Media:

  • Ostsee Zeitung (16.03.2013)
  • Ostsee Zeitung (19.03.2013)
  • Norddeutsche Neueste Nachrichten (20.03.2013)
  • Norddeutsche Neueste Nachrichten (30.09.2014)
  • Ostsee Zeitung (19.03.2015), Link


  • EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V.: Meer & Küste. Deutsche Ostsee (5). EUCC - Die Küsten Union Deutschland e.V., Rostock-Warnemünde, 2014, PDF (German), 07/2014

Poster/ Flyer:

  • Flyer for video competition "Film den Müll raus", PDF (German), 06/2013
  • Postcard for video competition "Film den Müll raus", PDF (German), 09/2013
  • Flyer for MARLISCO exhibition, PDF (German/ English), 06/2014
  • Postcard "Meeresmüll. Weniger ist Meer", PDF
  • Marine Litter Posters on ferries ("Weiße Flotte GmbH") between Warnemünde and Hohe Düne


  • Presentation of the project at the public information event "What is going on at Schätzings Schwarm?", 12/2012
  • Winter Academy 2013 - Workshop "How does the Baltic Sea come into Schools? Sustainable Learning with Regional Effects", 02/2013
  • Presentation of the project at the working group council "Environment Day 2013" from the StALU MM/Rostock, 01/2013


  • Beach Cleanup at Hohe Düne (Warnemünde), 3/2013, Link (German)
  • Project day at the Cooperative Comprehensive School Rostock, 04/2013, Link (German)
  • Trash collection action on the Warnow (Rostock), 4/2013, Link (German)
  • Big Jump "Welle machen für sauberes Wasser" (Make Waves for Clean Water) (Rostock), 7/2013, Link (German)
  • Project day for the international youth program "Lets sail together 2013" (Kiel), 08/2013, Link (German)
  • Award ceremony for the video competition "Film den Müll raus" (Bremen), 05/2014, Link (German)
  • Opening of the exhibition "Mensch ∙ Müll ∙ Meer" in the MEERESMUSEUM Stralsund, 26.06.2014, Link (German)
  • Beach Cleanup with the Ecolea International School Rostock (Wilhelmshöhe), 09/2014, Link (German)
  • Beach Cleanup with the Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) Schwerin (Hohe Düne), 19/11/2014
  • Beach Cleanup with the Voluntary Ecological Year (FÖJ) Schwerin (Warnemünde), 26/11/2014
  • Marine Litter Forum, Neubrandenburg, 21/03/2015, Link (German)


  • Video Contest "Film den Müll raus", Link
  • Video contribution to the competition "Film den Müll raus", Link (German)


  • Travelling exhibition "Mensch∙Müll∙Meer", Link(German)
    • German Maritime Museum Stralsund, 06 - 11/2014
    • Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, 01 - 03/2015

Further Documents and more detailed Information on this project can be found at the MARLISCO website.

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