Marine Litter: Solutions for a Cleaner Ocean
September 28-29, 2022, Brest, France

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SeaTechWeek Special Session
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Session Description
September 28, 2022

Identifying Priorities

This session aims to identify our priorities within the areas of prevention and reduction of marine debris and to connect these to relevant stakeholders in the decision space.

Part 1: Place4Us and the Marine Debris Virtual Community Center

The Marine Debris Virtual Community Center (VCC) has been opened with the goal to increase collaboration across spatial scales from local to global and across domains from Earth observations and science to societal stakeholders. The VCC is hosted on the social collaboration platform Place4Us ( A main goal is to interest stakeholders in the Marine Debris Decision space to use and provide knowledge. Thus, bringing together local and regional groups with those that act on global scale.

Part 2: Group Work on Priorities

A participatory approach is used to come to a consensus on the priorities for the community. The discourse on priorities is based on what has already been identified and rated in on-line pre-workshop activities.

September 28, 2022

What are Our Strenghts and what Future do we want?

This session will review options and ask the questions of what is it that we do well and where are options not working. In group work, we will consider what works and where our strengths are. Based on that, participants will brainstorm to identify potential priority actions.

September 28, 2022

What do we want to do? Part 1: Group Work

Many interventions to mitigate and prevent marine litter have been proposed, developed and implemented. In this session, the participants first shortlist 10 priority actions and then build synthetic reports presenting each of them (e.g. what?, who?, how? when? how much?).

September 28, 2022

What do we want to do? - Part 2: Group Reports

This session provides space for the groups to report on their work and for all participants to to clarify in the plenary questions that may arise concerning the 10 priority action reports.

September 29, 2022

Summary of Day 1 and Clarifications

This session will summarize day 1. Participants vote on the top 3 or 5 priority actions that are retained for effective implementation.

September 29, 2022

Parallel Group Work on Road Map, Workshop Statement, and Communication Plan

Sub-groups work in parrallel :
- refine the Road Map with the top 3 or 5 priority actions for the next six months,
- finalize the Workshop Statement,
- map key stakeholders and develop a Communication Plan.

September 29, 2022

Continuation of Parallel Group Work on Road Map, Workshop Statement, and Communication Plan

The sub-groups continue the work in parrallel.

September 29, 2022

Workshop Summary, Evaluation and Conclusions

This final plenary session will provide a summary. Each sub-group work is presented and discussed in the plenary. The 3 workshop outputs are validated in plenary.
The mediator will provide a workshop evaluation and the main conclusions will be presented.