Andromeda is a research project to develop analysis techniques for quantifying nanoplastics, microplastics, and their degradation in the marine environment. More information on the project can be found HERE.

Task 2.2 involves field sampling by citizens. The yechnique will be made accessible via a mobile app. The finalised system will be able to count large microplastics in a given image, and extract parameters related to dimensions, roughness, and colour.

FactSheets about Microplastics can be downloaded in Maltese, English, French and German.

FactSheets about the Andromeda App can be downloaded in Maltese, English, French and German.

ANDROMEDA is funded by JPI Oceans through support by the following national funding agencies: Belgium: the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO), France: The National Research Agency (ANR), Estonia: Ministry of the Environment of the Estonian Republic (MoE) and the Estonian Research Council (ETag); Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Ireland: Marine Institute, and the Dept of Housing, Planning, and Local Government (DHPLG); Malta: Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST); Norway: The Research Council of Norway (RCN); Spain: Spanish State Research Agency (AEI); Sweden: the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS).