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Greenland Marine Litter research

In November 2019 I was in Sisimiut (West Greenland) to investigate the types and sources of marine litter. For 1 week a great team of researchers, local and national Greenland government officials, fisheries experts, teachers and a waste manager went…

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Website LeewaysMarine

Leeways Marine

Wellcome to LeewaysMarine.com Providing environmental services for healthy Oceans. Current projects include: Arctic Marine Litter research Springtij Forum Raising awareness on ship emissions Chances for multi-use in Offshore Windfarms Climate Cleanup  

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Ship Emissions In The Arctic

Ship emissions in the Arctic

Shipping in the Arctic has been increasing steadily and is expected to grow rapidly in the near future. Since 2016 I work with the Clean Arctic Alliance, an international coalition of NGO’s, aiming to ban Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in…

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Arctic Beach Litter

Arctic beach litter

September 2018 I was back on Svalbard to investigate the type and sources of marine litter. Part of the plastic litter washing up on the beaches in this remote area are carried over long distance by the Gulf Stream. Other…

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Springtij Forum 2018

Springtij Forum 2018

At the annual Springtij Forum (late September 2018) on the beautiful island of Terschelling I was asked again to serve as 'Navigator' and organize several sessions on sustainable development related to Water and Seas. One of the sessions was on…

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Springtij Forum 2017

Springtij Forum 2017

At the annual ‘Springtij Forum’, I have payed an active role for several years. This edition I was asked to act as Navigator for the theme Water&Sea at this unique event. Springtij is a 3-day event on sustainable development with…

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Anders Varen

Anders Varen

From Oct 2016-April 2017 I carried out a project on sustainable shipping in the Wadden Sea area. By bringing together several stakeholders of the maritime industry and nature organisations at a roundtable conference, we managed to spark a discussion on…

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