MARLISCO ‘Marine Litter in Europe Seas: Social Awareness and Co-Responsibility’, is an FP-7 funded project that aims to develop and evaluate an approach that can be used to address the problems associated with marine litter and that can be applied more widely to other societal challenges. Considering that marine litter is a key threat to marine habitats, MARLISCO aims to achieve substantial benefits through better integration among researchers, stakeholders and society.

One of the project aims is to identify best practices that can effectively minimise the amount of marine litter in European Seas. ISOTECH Ltd adapted the DeCyDe-4 method to develop the DeCyDe-4-MARLISCO decision support tool for the evaluation of a group of over 70 best practices for the reduction of marine litter. This innovative implementation of the tool, which involved the participation of key stakeholders in the marine litter issue, ensured that the most implementable best practices were selected as those with the greatest potential to reduce marine litter.

Read here a paper that describes how DeCyDe-4-MARLISCO was implemented and discusses main conclusions and results.  The paper was presented at the EMECS 10 – MEDCOAST 2013 Joint Conference, held in Marmaris, Turkey.