Marine debris is another persistent pollution problem in our ocean

ARCOPOL – a successor to the Emergency Response to coastal oil, Chemical and Inert Pollution from Shipping (EROCIPS) project - is a sustainable Atlantic network of experts supported by sufficient information, data exchange and management tools to advise on any spill of oil, hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) or even inert material. This new project will not only incorporate the outputs of previous projects into strategic, national, regional and even local response plans to deal with marine spills, but also improve response capabilities in the event of toxic and inert spills, improve the level of awareness and training of potential responders to incidents and increase the degree of stakeholder involvement.

Environmental impact in the sea and marine pollution

The Problem of Marine Plastic Pollution | Clean Water Action

An estimated 80 percent of marine pollution originates on land

In 2007 EROCIPS produced its final report. This document, which had been produced by sixteen project partners from the UK, Spain, France and Portugal, contained information and guidance on a number of possible marine pollution scenarios and their associated pollution risks. It also contained a number of suggested clean up strategies, environmental protocols to determine the impact of incidents, information to managers and response-decision makers, training for workers and volunteers and critically, recommendations on regional modelling systems to help predict the movement of the pollution – be it oil or some other compound (see)

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The Marine Institute at Oranmore Co. Galway will be hosting a major conference on 7th September this year to discuss the creation of co-ordinated marine pollution response strategies across Europe.

According to the United Nations Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution, ..

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Different marine regions are subjected to various and specific impact factors. The combination of these factors under specific conditions ultimately defines the ecological situation in a given area. In particular, we want to stress the alarming features of the ecological situation in many Russian marine areas. The pollution levels here very often exceed the maximum permissible limits. This fact was one of the reasons why during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992, Russia was rated as one of the most polluted countries of the world [Rybalski, Zaslavski, 1993].

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It is significant that at the regional and local levels, the intensity of anthropogenic press on the marine environment generally increases. The number and diversity of pollution components is growing as well. The contaminants with global distribution are combined here with hundreds and thousands of ingredients of local and regional distribution. Most of these substances are wastes and discharges from different local industries and activities. Often they are not included in the sphere of chemical-analytical control and monitoring. We usually get to know about their existence in the water environment from various signs of environmental trouble. These include the decline of abundance and various pathologies among fish and other organisms, poisoning or diseases among people, degradation of coastal ecosystems, fouled beaches, unusual algae blooms, and so forth.

Studies have shown that about 80 percent of marine pollution comes from the land

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Certainly, the relative contribution of each of these channels into the combined pollution input into the sea will be different for different substances and in different situations. Quantitative estimates of these processes are difficult because of the lack of reliable data and the extreme complexity of the natural processes, especially at the sea-land and sea-atmosphere boundaries.

In an attempt to understand the degree of marine pollution around Malta, ..

Marine problems: Pollution | WWF

At present, the signs and consequences of human activity can be found everywhere on the Earth. One of the typical features of marine pollution is global spreading of a number of contaminants. Numerous data undoubtedly indicate the existence of a large-scale (global) field of background contamination of the hydrosphere.

This page for kids explains the causes of marine pollution and outlines things kids can do to make a difference

Oil pollution « Water Pollution Guide

- sources, types and volumes of waste discharges during the offshore oil and gas activity are discussed. Chemical composition of discharged wastes (drilling muds, drilling cuttings and produced waters) is described. Atmospheric emissions and their impact on the marine environment are considered.