A ship in harbour is safe.
But that is not what ships are built for.
The problem of plastic pollution has a profound social origin .
The Pedagogical Sailboat project is the first step towards the development of the "Erasmus Maris" initiative which objective is to foster the participation of secondary school students (16+) in scientific projects related to the protection of the marine environment in the frame of a mobility experience aboard a sailboat.
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 Coll, M. et al. The Mediterranean Sea under siege: spatial overlap between marine biodiversity, cumulative threats and marine reserves. Global Ecology and Biogeography (2012)
 Suaria, G. et al. The Mediterranean Plastic Soup: synthetic polymers in Mediterranean surface waters. Sci. Rep. 6, 37551; doi: 10.1038/srep37551 (2016).
 Luis F. Ruiz-Orejón "Floating plastic debris in the Central and Western Mediterranean Sea" current status and its social perception "Doctoral dissertation of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2018)
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