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Clean ups, beach litter monitoring & drone test in Slovenia

By June 7, 2024June 17th, 2024News

The University of Maribor (UM) has recently carried out several effective clean-up events along the Slovenian coast, combined with ground-breaking drone tests to combat marine pollution. These events, which took place on 6th, 19th and 20th April 2024, were an important step towards environmental protection and scientific innovation.

On April 6th, UM researchers joined forces with the Municipality of Ankaran and a group of volunteers, including children, youth, and pensioners, to clean up the coastal area of the city of Ankaran, mainly in the area of Debeli Rtič landscape park. The clean-up was organized within the framework of the strategic project Poseidone, which is part of the Interreg VI-A Italy-Slovenia 2021-2027 program. A total of over 100 participants of all ages came together to tackle coastal pollution and successfully collected 124.8 kg of plastic waste and 41.2 kg of other waste. This joint initiative is an example of the power of community engagement and emphasises the collective commitment to preserving coastal ecosystems.