The PLAWES project is a joint research project of seven German research institutions and aims at investigating the impact of microplastics on the river Weser and the adjacent Wadden Sea estuary, which is UNESCO World Heritage.

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Partners: University Bayreuth (coordinator), Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Jülich Research Centre, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Niedersächsischer Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ländliche Räume, Wald und Fischerei

Website: TBA

Start: September 1st, 2017

End: August 31th, 2020

Funding agency: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Project 03F0789D within the focus area FONA (Sustainable Water Management)

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Budget: EUR 2.9 Mio