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Plastic in the Arctic

July 2022 I was in the Arctic with 50 researchers, ao climate scientists. We managed to investigate beach litter at 3 locations on Spitsbergen, Edgeoya and Barentsoya. And even in such extremely remote places, plastic can be found everywhere. Many…

SEES Arctic expedition 2022

July 10 I will travel to Svalbard for the SEES Arctic research expedition. During this voyage several researches will investigate developments in the Arctic. My role in the expedition is to investigate the types and sources of plastic objects on…

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…

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  

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…

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…

Investigating Marine Litter in the Arctic

In May-June 2017 I carried out a research project on Marine Litter in the Arctic. The expedition which I carried out with Wouter Jan Strietman, took us to Jan Mayen and Svalbard. Jan Mayen is one of the remotest islands…

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…

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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