World Oceans Day 2016: a CMCC research study selected

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Elsevier supports World Oceans Day 2016, a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. June 8 is in fact recognized by the United Nations as a global day of ocean recognition. This year, people all around the world are celebrating World Oceans Day with the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.”
To mark World Oceans Day 2016, a number of novel and interesting research studies within the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” have been selected by Elsevier’s journal editors and made free to access on ScienceDirect until 16 May 2017. These studies cover the monitoring, policy and impact of litter and pollutants on marine wildlife, fishing grounds and the world’s oceans at large.
Among them, the paper “Regional approach to modeling the transport of floating plastic debris in the Adriatic Sea” published in Marine Pollution Bulletin (among the authors, CMCC researchers S. Liubartseva, G. Coppini, R. Lecci, S. Cretì) was selected by Elsevier to promote prevention of plastic ocean pollution in World Oceans Day 2016 on June 8th, 2016.

The CMCC addressed in particular the topic of ocean pollution in the framework of the DeFishGear project.
CMCC contribution was focused on the definition of optimal methodologies for monitoring of litter in the marine domain while using the Adriatic Forecasting System (AFS) model output dataset to develop litter dispersion scenarios. The modelling methodologies were also integrated with in situ monitoring techniques.

Read the integral version of the paper awarded:

Regional approach to modeling the transport of floating plastic debris in the Adriatic SeaMarine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 103, Issues 1-2, 15 February 2016, Pages 115-127 
S. Liubartseva, G. Coppini, R. Lecci, S. Creti

The official DeFishGear website.

The complete list of papers selected by Elsevier for World Oceans Day 2016 is available here.

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