Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Global Litter Observatory (GLO)

The University of Cadiz (UCA)

Arctic Ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Understand and beat marine pollution

The Global Litter Observatory (GLO) aims to harmonize and compile information generated by numerous initiatives which characterize macro-litter around the world.

GLO relies (i) on citizenship as a major global force for litter monitoring, and (ii) on the adoption of the mass-based metric to allow comparability among datasets, an important weakness in the current system. The possibility of implementing such a mass-based measuring tool in mobile phones will give wide room for a more effective citizen participation in global monitoring as well as ease the flow and analysis of information through digital data sharing.

Start Date: 01/05/2021
End Date: 30/04/2026

Prof. Andrés Cozar Cabañas: