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POPCORN publication: Under the surface - marine pollution issues


Toolkit for experts and specialists dealing with marine oil spills and plastic pollution

This section includes individual tools , reports and other publications produced during (or related to) the projects APP4SEA and OIL SPILL on oil spill response, and Circular Ocean and Blue Circular Economy on marine plastics. 


APP4SEA Project website


APP4SEA Smart map

An interactive smart map was developed during the APP4SEA Project and updated recently as part of the POPCORN Project. The map is both educative for general public and also a useful tool for oil spill response authorities. The map includes information - among others - on the following topics, which are vital for oil spill response operations: Oil spill response centers and other assets; Weather zones; Shipping routes and oil & gas extraction areas; Ecologically sensitive areas. The map is available at and a tutorial can be viewed here.


APP4SEA Twitter conference: Challenges of the Arctic oil spill response


APP4SEA Reports:


Birds and Debris

Anthropogenic debris is a global environmental issue that impacts various species, especially birds. Currently, it is not fully understood which birds are affected, or where, by entanglement and nest incorporation of debris (i.e. plastic, metal, glass, fabric). More information is also needed on the impact debris may have on individuals and populations. Birds and Debris website ( makes it possible for everyone to report their observations, and this way help researchers investigate the problem.

More information about the Birds and Debris website here.


Reports– and other publications


Eco-innovation toolkit 

Eco-innovation can be an idea for a new start-up or product as well as for making improvements to existing ones. At its core, eco-innovation is about creating business models that are both competitive and reduce the energy intensity of products and services. The Circular Ocean project  inspired enterprises and entrepreneurs to realise the hidden opportunities of discarded fishing nets and ropes. This toolkit includes all guides, reports and webinars as well as a digital platform that were created during the project. Below, you find a selection of these publications:


Reports and other publications:

  • Knowledge Base Report: Booklet on knowledge base related to eco-innovation and circular economy of used fishing nets, ropes and components (FNRCs)
  • Circular Ocean Digital Platform: A series of product concepts were producted that have been open sourced
  • Report on port-related feasibility studies related to the collection and recycling of waste fishing nets and ropes in Greenland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland 

POPCORN webinars

Volunteers in oil spill response
Webinar recording, here.

  • Experiences from a newcomer in OSR – Emilija Unė Sakalauskaitė, National Disaster Coordinator, Lithuanian Red Cross

Oil spills and wildlife protection
Webinar recording, here.

  • Mapping seabird populations – Oil vulnerability index and Interactive smart map – Neil James, Environmental Research Institute (ERI), North Highland College






Blue Circular Economy

On this webpage, you find six webinars on blue circular economy, eco-innovation and how to create business opportunities from plastic waste.



Educational and informative material for schools and other organisations

This section contains material, which have been created mainly for educational purposes in the participating projects or by POPCORN. These can be downloaded and used freely. If you have questions about these, please contact us. 

Cool facts about the Arctic

Cool facts about the Arctic is a series of twitter posts, which were published regularly by APP4SEA project. Aim of these tweets was to share Arctic related information from different fields. The posts have been divided into several issues, depending on their content. The links below take you to these individual publications in The publications can be used as short introductions to Arctic issues from different angles.

Infographics from APP4SEA project

Series of infographics were put together in APP4SEA project, which demonstrate in an educative way impacts of oil spills. The infographics were translated into English, Finnish, Icelandic and Norwegian. These files are downloadable below and can be viewed also in the image gallery . If you want to create your own language versions of these infographics, please contact us, so we can send you editable versions of the infographics.

Image gallery - infographics created in APP4SEA project