The scientific staff of INSTM (Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer) of Tunis, partner of the EU-funded COMMON project, organized a 3-day scientific expedition from 5 to 7 August 2020.
The objective of the expedition is to observe marine litter in Monastir, one of the 5 pilot areas of the project, using the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), a submarine to study the ocean, and also using other techniques for the study of microplastics on the surface.
The COMMON project (COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean Sea) is a European project which aims at building a collaboration network between Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon to support a correct management of marine litter. Funded under the ENI CBC Med Programme, it applies the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles to the challenge of marine litter, improving knowledge of the phenomenon, enhancing the environmental performance of 5 pilot coastal areas in Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon, and engaging local stakeholders in marine litter management.
ENI CBC Med – Cooperating across borders in the Mediterranean