These guidelines have been designed particularly for coastal managers in local government and professional researchers involved in translating satellite remote sensing into information and tools that are useful for the monitoring of eutrophication. It is hoped that these guidelines will contribute to the proper use of satellite data for monitoring and assessment of eutrophication and as a result, to capacity building for NOWPAP members.
The objective of these guidelines is to help reduce the discharge of ship-generated marine litter (garbage) into the sea by the provision and improvement of the capacity and efficiency of port reception facilities and waste management practices onboard, thereby enhancing the protection of the marine and coastal environment. These guidelines were developed as part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project which has been initiated since its approval at the Tenth NOWPAP Intergovernmental Meeting (Toyama, Japan, November 2005).
These guidelines, developed as a part of the NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity (MALITA) project, aim to assist NOWPAP Member states, local governments, volunteers and NGOs, in monitoring marine litter on the seabed.
This report is designed to assist practitioners and decision-makers working for national and local government agencies and NGOs/NPOs in promoting measures against marine litter.
This brochure highlights some of the best measures and methods of marine litter management in fisheries, aquaculture and shipping sectors in the NOWPAP region, with the hope that sharing of this information will help to reduce the amount of marine litter, and strengthen actions taken against it.
This regional guideline provides general recommendations and information needed for proper decision making when responding to accidents in the marine environment involving chemicals and dangerous goods. It shoud not, however, be taken as a substitute for the national guidelines and manuals on HNS spills response existing in NOWPAP member states. This guideline is based on existing regional (HELCOM, REMPEC and Bonn Agreement) and national (NOWPAP member states) manuals and recommendations. The contents of this guideline must be thoroughly reviewed beforehand and are primarily aimed for personnel who are familiar with the area.
This report is divided into two parts with the ultimate aim of introducing technologies related to marine litter. The first part is concerned with prevention and collection of marine litter after establishing an understanding of its generation. The second part is about environmentally-friendly marine litter disposal and treatment technologies and ways of recycling in accordance with the type of marine litter and environment.