Methodology

To contribute to the reach of the objectives of LIFE LEMA, six working areas have been identified:

  • IT tools;
  • Management plan;
  • Weather-oceanographic models;
  • Sustainable collection and management of the floating marine litter;
  • Exchanges of points of view on floating marine litter;
  • Disclosure of results and sensitization.

To put in place actions, fishing boats and cleaning boats will be used and improved thanks to the implantation of energy efficiency systems. A floating barrier will be installed at the mouth of river Deba (Guipúzcoa) to stop the accumulation of marine litter. Video cameras and thermic cameras will be installed in the estuaries of Adour, in Aquitaine, and of Orio, in the province of Guipúzcoa. They will allow, together with the use of drones, to monitor the debris stranding and to define a modeling system for preventing the accumulation of waste in the area.

High frequency radars will also be used, together with data and real-time weather-oceanographic systems, drifting buoys, softwares, lifecycle inventory databases, impact assessment methods and reception facilities in ports.

Support of volunteers for collecting data in the OSPAR program will also be used.

Modelo de barco de recogida de residuos
Redes de pesca Lema
Talleres de trabajo Lema