COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean sea

Marine litter is quickly becoming one of the main pollution sources of the Mediterranean Sea, with negative consequences for living marine organisms, marine ecosystems, human health and coastal activities, including tourism and fisheries. Combating the issue of marine litter requires a global effort at basin level through a multi-institutional and multi-stakeholder approach that tackles the different and competing environmental, economic, social, cultural and recreational drivers that can affect marine ecosystems. The COMMON project will apply the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) principles to the challenge of marine litter, improving knowledge of the phenomenon, enhancing the environmental performance of 5 pilot coastal areas in Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon, and engaging local stakeholders in marine litter management.

Impact sector: Waste and pollution, Coastal management and maritime issues

Outcome target group: Policy-makers and environmental protection agencies 15 fishermen and their organisations 35 economic operators 30 Marine Protected Areas Local communities

Implemented best practices (BPiMED): Focus Team Effort, Clustering and Networking

Rating: 3.7

Budget: $2,223,421.00
Funded: $2,001,079.00
Project coordinator:
Organization: Legambiente Onlus ( LEGAMBIENTE )
Address: Via Salaria 403 Rome 199 Italy
Contact Name: Marina Focarile
Phone: +39 06 69309687
KPI Value 
Commercialization Potential: 3.8
Intellectual Property rights protection and utilization: 4
Entrepreneurial and cultural activities: 3.75
Magnitude of Cooperation: 3.33
Technological Advancement: 3.6
Metric Value   Reference
M1 How many industries were involved at the ideation stage of the project? 173 (135)
M2 How many business ideas were developed from the project outcomes? 163 (200)
M3 How many SMEs (foreign) invested in the project? (in Euros) 3570822 (5000000)
M4 How many intellectual property rights does the project have in relation to WEF? 87 (100)
M5 How many commercialization or market studies were conducted as part of the project requirements? 9 (10)
M6 How many patents were filed in relation to WEF? 24 (25)
M7 How many new intellectual property brokering services were delivered? 118 (100)
M8 How many entrepreneurial ideas were identified in the scouting stage and supported in relation to WEF? 231 (200)
M9 How many industries and SME researchers were trained to initiate or create enterprises? 198 (135)
M10 How many business development organizations were receiving support for coaching and acceleration programs on WEF? 5 (10)
M11 How many PPP ventures or agreements resulted from the project activities? 30 (30)
M12 How many enterprises were cooperating with research institutions? 6 (13)
M13 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperating with Research Institutions on WEF? 38 (40)
M14 How many SMEs were using program support for cooperation in education, R&D and innovation on WEF? 67 (50)
M15 How many enterprises were involved per project with varied expertise in WEF? 133 (120)
M16 How many public or private stakeholders were engaged in joint pilots or training events? 176 (300)
M17 How many public institutions were cooperating towards strengthened multi-level governance for delivering integrated resource planning and measures? 15 (25)
M18 How many Prototypes were developed or planned in relation to resource efficiency or demand management in WEF? 17 (30)
M19 How many technology transfer support activities or initiatives were there? 99 (100)
M20 How many pilots or application of new technology in living labs were there? 5 (9)
M21 How many SMEs with technology innovation were introduced into the organization? 58 (50)
M22 How many replicable technologies for resource efficient use and use of non-conventional resources were developed? 7 (9)