This is NAMC

Seatrout and plastic pollution. Photo Ulrich Pulg, NORCE.

Our oceans, coast, and possibly human health are threatened by plastic waste. Global plastic production in 2018 was as much as 359 million tonnes, and an estimate says that around 8-12 million tonnes end up in the sea every year. If nothing is done, a doubling is expected within the next 20 years.

NAMC - North Atlantic Microplastic Centre, lead by NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, aims to engage leading researchers nationally and internationally in a joint effort to understand and quantify how much microplastics is in the environment, the risks related to microplastic pollution in our surroundings, and the best ways to manage the challenge. 


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