It’s good to keep good things going!

Last year, for the first time, microplastic pollution was mapped on 25 Latvian beaches, thanks to support from the student sorority “Selga”. This gave us the first insight and data on how widespread this pollution is in the Latvian coastal zone.

It’s good to keep good things going!

Last year, for the first time, microplastic pollution was mapped on 25 Latvian beaches, thanks to support from the student sorority “Selga”. This gave us the first insight and data on how widespread this pollution is in the Latvian coastal zone.

Now we want to find out how persistent microplastic pollution is along the coast and have selected 10 beaches to survey annually to assess the dynamics of microplastic pollution.

The first results were surprising: where last year there were many small pieces of plastic, this year we found almost none!

The work for this summer is done, thanks to the great Research Assistants at LIAE!

The activities were suppoerted by ESF project no. 8220/20/I/003.

Photo: Vineta Jaunzeme

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