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Healthy and clean seas provide numerous ecosystem services which are critical for our survival and wellbeing. Marine pollution is a global environmental and socio-economic challenge that requires urgent attention.

The integration of sustainability-focused agendas and circular economy principles and practices is essential to eliminate emissions and impacts from marine pollution. This will have both positive and negative consequences for numerous economic sectors at multiple scales. Ending marine pollution therefore requires the active collaboration across stakeholder groups and regions.

The overall aim of SOS-ZEROPOL2030 is to develop a holistic zero pollution framework that will guide the EU towards achieving zero pollution in European seas by 2030. The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No. 101060213.  

Work Packages

The SOS-ZEROPOL2030 project will be delivered through six distinct work packages (WPs) which, collaboratively, make this project truly interdisciplinary.

WP1: Project Coordination

WP 1: Project Coordination This Work Package will oversee all operational and management aspects of the project.   Lead institution: MaREI, University College Cork   Objectives:

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Kathrin Kopke 

Project Coordinator 

MaREI, University College Cork 

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Steering Committee

Kathrin Kopke

Coordinator/WP1 Lead

MaREI University College Cork

Lisa Devriese

WP2 Lead

Flanders Marine Institute

Astrid Hendriksen

Judith van Leeuwen

WP3 Lead 

Wageningen University

WP4 Lead


Thomais VIachogianni

WP5 Lead

Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development

Elisabeth Berglihn

WP6 Lead



Black Sea NGO Network

Wageningen University

Stichting Wageningen Research

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