Nutrient Pollution – Global Action Network

Nutrient Pollution – Global Action Network

Nutrient Pollution – Global Action Network 2560 1707 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

NP-GAN will catalyse action to address nutrient and wastewater pollution impacts on ocean ecosystems and human health focusing on, but not limited too, agrochemical run-off of fertilizers, and sewage and domestic wastewater.

This program will go beyond the traditional approaches for nutrient mitigation, looking to facilitate innovative solutions integrating new technology, data and society. This will be achieved by building the tools, knowledge, and capacity to evaluate source, fate, and impacts of land-based sources of pollution and by providing best-practice guidance and recommendations for solutions. NP-GAN will harmonise knowledge from existing programs to develop a toolbox of pragmatic, cost-effective methods, guidelines and tools for monitoring, assessment, and mitigation activities. We bring extensive experience across temperate and tropical systems in addressing nutrient and wastewater pollution for the benefit of marine ecosystems, human health and coastal communities.

Start Date: 01/03/2024
End Date: 01/03/2034

Lead Contact: Michelle Devlin (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Programme


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