University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering adopts a beach on the Slovenian coastline
The University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has completed the process of adopting a section of the Slovenian coastline through the “Adopt your piece of the coast” initiative led by the Public Institute Landscape Park Strunjan. The 100-meter section of the coastline has been adopted for purposes of beach litter monitoring under the REMEDIES project, which will be conducted four times per year over the next three years, starting in January 2024.
Satellite image of the adopted section of the beach.
The adopted section of the coastline at Bele Skale will remain reserved for seasonal beach litter monitoring under the REMEDIES project, which will be performed by scientists from the University of Maribor (UM) and the National Institute of Chemistry (NIC). The adoption of the beach was realized by the group coordinator dr. Annamaria Vujanović from UM and in collaboration with Brina Knez from the Public Institute Landscape Park Strunjan.
Beach monitoring activities will include categorization of identified litter into specific origin groups with the aid of the monitoring app and portal developed by partner INFORDATA. The beach litter data will be compiled and sent to the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) database as official and reliable information on marine litter trends in Slovenia.
Beach on the coastline of Bele Skale in Slovenia.
The beach adoption is supported by the “Adopt your piece of the coast” initiative led by the Public Institute Landscape Park Strunjan. Its purpose is to maintain biodiversity and preserve natural ecosystems in coastal areas through a consolidated effort by Mediterranean coastal countries against marine litter pollution. Our gratitude goes to the Institute for their expert guidance and efforts in protecting the beaches in Slovenia.