PLASTICMED Project Featuring EHRC Research Fellow Dr Hadjistassou Concludes

The recently completed PLASTICMED Project research team consisted of Ms. Kyriaki Kylili, Dr. Alessandro Artusi and Dr. Constantinos Hadjistassou, the latter of which is an EH Research Centre Fellow.

The study examined the scale of plastic pollution littering the shorelines of Cyprus, employing an innovative method based on deep learning algorithms, through which the team was able to identify, localise, and estimate the amount of plastic detritus dotting the Cypriot coastline.

The findings of the study appeared in the prestigious scientific journal of Marine Pollution Bulletin:

The 4-year PLASTICMED Project was jointly funded by the Universitas Foundation, the University of Nicosia, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, and the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.