The ProjectAt least 800.000 kilo of cargo and containers from the disaster with the MSC Zoe is still unaccounted for. A lot of the cargo is made from plastic. Much of this plastic cargo will sink and aggregate on underwater obstacles such as shipwrecks, but also on ecologically important oyster reefs. If left, this plastic will also deteriorate to microplastic, and eventually nanoplastic that sooner or later will end up in our food chain. The aims of this project include:
1. The removal of at least 2500 kilo of plastic from the Wadden (MSC Zoe cargo, fishing lines and ghostnets);
2. To investigate the biodiversity of the area with a special focus on the Oyster Reefs; and
3. To produce new footage of the sea life of the Wadden and the threats it is exposed to, such as lost cargo and ghostnets. This footage will be used to illustrate to the public how beautiful, but also how vulnerable, the North Sea is.