PREVENTING OIL AND PLASTICS CONTAMINATION OF OCEAN REGIONS OF THE NORTH (POPCORN)

POPCORN  is a clustering project of the NPA programme, which brings together either ongoing or already completed NPA (APP4SEA, Circular Ocean & Blue Circular Economy) and Baltic Sea Region projects (OIL SPILL), which address maritime pollution issues. Each of the project focuses either on oil spills or plastic pollution and has supported authorities, organisations and other actors working with these challenges in the Northern waters. POPCORN takes these outcomes and best practices of the individual projects and shares them with the new regions and organisations, in NPA region and beyond.

 

Contact

Project Manager Niko Hänninen

Lead Partner University of Oulu, Finland

Email niko.hanninen@oulu.fi

Tel: +358 40 704 5512

 

Four weeks can make a big difference - especially in the spring. In end of April the Bay of Bothnia was still a kingdom of ice and snow, where seven...

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Sea Alarm and WWF Finland are among the POPCORN Associated Organizations – and solid experts in oiled wildlife response. Sea Alarm is also the...

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There was wind in the willows. And human noises. “Plastics!” “Paper!” “Other litter!” “Cigarette butt!” A coastal clean-up was in progress, and every...

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Under the overall goal of the APP4SEA Project to improve oil spill response preparedness in the Northern Periphery and Arctic region, one sub-goal...

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“One month from the lark to the summer, half month from the finch, from the wagtail a little, from the swallow not a day”. According to this Finnish...

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Welcome to learn about the potential volunteers have in oil spill response!

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An oil spill response operation is never a piece of cake, and coastal oil spill response (OSR) can be an especially arduous and long-term operation....

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The lure of the west (or rather the westward currents) have put our plastic bottle off course from its northern route…

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Large-scale oil spill disasters are – luckily – relatively rare. But when they do happen, the existing knowledge, skills, and procedures are activated...

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