Projects : Implemented projects :

Project "MarineClean"


MarineClean. Marine debris removal and preventing further litter entry.

Main goal of the MarineClean project is to reduce marine littering and spillage of different oils from the seas, lakes and rivers and thus have a positive effect on marine ecology.

Therefore MarineClean project has few main outputs:

  • innovative edible and degradable barrier packaging as a solution for application on ships (this packaging can be removed with washing or during the cooking or eaten);
  • innovative and cheap net strip for collecting marine litter that floats on the water surface;
  • innovative fishing net made of bio‐based polymer with magnetic strip for easy tracing and collecting abandoned fishing nets;
  • networking of end‐users of marine litter cleaning equipment, edible packaging and of fishing equipment.

Proposed solutions will have positive effect on marine ecology: decreasing of marine litter in tested areas, higher number of cleaning groups/areas, higher share of edible/biodegradable packaging on ships, and a few of law changing proposals. All project products will be widely disseminated through web platforms and demonstration sessions in each participating country.

Project duration: 36 months (01.11.2011-31.10.2014).

Lead Partner - Turna, production and trade, d.o.o. (Slovenia).

Project Partners - Klaipeda Science and Technology Park and other partners from Croatia, Slovenia and Lithuania.

Project website: www.marineclean.eu

More information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eco-innovation/#story090126248d00f43e

Testimonials about 10 years of cooperation with KMTP

Our, robot constructors, friendship with KSTP started a few years ago. The strangest thing is that it was not me who found them, but they found me. Together we organised sumo robot challenge, which attracted the interest of many - people were coming to us and asking how from the ‘plain field' did so many robot constructors appear in Klaipėda? The Park provided us with the possibility to bring our engineering solutions out into the daylight, which receive more and more attention from the youth. Currently, we, thanks to the Park, are known not only in Lithuania, but also in the whole world.

Robot Constructor

Vitalijus Rodnovas

Our active cooperation with KSTP lasts for several years. We together with the Park and geothermal heat plant ‘Geoterma' AB carry out research concerning the use of geothermal water resources of Western Lithuania for balneotherapy, treatment, SPA procedures. We hope that this joint research will encourage making more efficient use of geothermal resources in our country and will help to develop health tourism.

Faculty of Health Science of Klaipėda University

Artūras Razbadauskas