SØRKAPP MARINE LITTER CLEANUP is an initiative combining ecology and science, which focuses on the issue of marine litter in remote areas of the Arctic. During fieldwork carried out in the south of Svalbard, we collect litter which has accumulated along the shore and data, which will deepen our understanding of the scale and consequences of litter pollution in this part of the world.

Our posts discuss the issue of marine pollution in the Arctic, the project’s origins and assumptions, organizational ups and downs, as well as daily challenges and unexpected turns of events, which we face when working in Svalbard. As a bonus, we weave in many interesting facts and practical advice for all those who find the far north as close to their hearts as we do.

The project is funded by Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund and receives media support from Zew Północy magazine and Radio Kampus. Moreover, due to the 100th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Norway, which was celebrated in 2019, it was given the honorary patronage of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Oslo.

Cleaning the Arctic, or Sørkapp Marine Litter Cleanup

We are proud to announce that we have received 330,000 NOK from Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund for the realization of a project entitled Sørkapp Marine Litter Cleanup (No 18/70). Marine litter is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a sea or ocean. It can be blown…

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