National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar

National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar
National Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar

Project name:
Studies of microplastic particles from modern sediments from macro-geo-system Danube River-Danube Delta-Black Sea Coast-Black Sea

Project description:
This project proposal mainly aims an assessment of the microplastic particle pollution degree in certain areas from the Lower Segment of Danube River, Romanian Danube Delta, Western Black Sea Coast and Black Sea. Locations from these areas have been already studied, such as the Iron Gates Area, Sulina and Sf. Gheorghe arms, various lakes and delta channels or the coastal zone (in the proximity of the main Romanian Black Sea ports) and other areas that are considered to be excessively affected by waste pollution or which are considered protected areas. Comparison of annual values of microplastic particles abundances in the same areas of study will be considered viable in order to obtain annual monitoring for high importance or critical areas. At the same time, it is desirable that through this project and its results it will be promoted this field of plastic issue, this way starting a new trend among Romanian researchers, but also for the awareness of the population of this country.