WES activity on marine litter monitoring and management in Algeria formally launches

January 17, 2023
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Some 70 participants came together in Algiers at a series of successful events held to officially launch marine litter monitoring and assessment actions in Algeria, within the framework of the EU-funded “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI Southern Neighbourhood region” project.

The 3-day events, organised in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy and the National Conservatory of Environmental Training (CNFE) were two-fold: the first day targeted representatives of ministries, competent authorities and institutions and focused on institutional and operational aspects of the planned WES marine litter activities; the second and third day addressed marine litter professionals and practitioners with the aim to train them on how to carry out marine litter monitoring on the sea surface and the seafloor and generate fit-for-purpose data.

Through dynamic and interactive sessions throughout the series of events and particular during the training workshop, participants discussed thoroughly all aspects of the protocols to be deployed in Algeria in the framework of WES, with the ultimate goal to concretely strengthen the implementation of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Barcelona Convention with special emphasis on indicator 23. The events concluded with the confirmation of the survey sites to be monitored over the next 12 months, the stakeholders to be involved, their commitment and the expected results of the WES activity.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria