NurdleTrack, 2024 winner

The beneficiary of the 2024 Research and Development (R&D) award is the NurdleTrack project, submitted by SINTEF and the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

The NurdleTrack project will develop and validate an analytical toolbox for source identification and hazard assessment of plastic pellets spilled at sea, with a further goal of developing a fast way to evaluate the toxicological hazards of plastic pellets, in order to assist decision-makers when selecting appropriate actions during a response to a spill.