Project Details


MarinePlastic is an interdisciplinary center for cutting-edge research into marine plastic pollution, uniting Danish researchers across institutions (four Danish universities and the National Museum) and disciplinary expertise.

The overall mission is to utilize the acquired knowledge in the consortium by ultimately proposing societal solutions and integrate decision makers. Fulfilling the goals requires that societal development form the point of departure for future research focus and that future policy measures on the other hand learn from scientific state of the art.

The research strategy for the MarinePlastic center takes this approach by having work package (WP) 1 addressing regulatory and societal change and providing input and feedback to WP 2-5, which then address the major scientific uncertainties within the areas: detection, abundance, fate and impact of marine plastic pollution.
Effective start/end date01/02/201931/01/2023

Collaborative partners

  • Roskilde University
  • Aalborg University (lead)
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Aarhus University
  • National Museum of Denmark

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water