Literature Submission Template
This is a template document to submit relevant literature for the project “Desktop Study on Marine Litter including Microplastics in the Arctic.” The project plan was included in the PAME 2017-2019 Work Plan. One of its main tasks is to conduct a “Marine litter literature research by compiling existing and new reports of relevance.”
1. Name of submission
2. Author(s) / publisher
3. Year of publication
4. Type of submission (e.g. report, scientific article, book)
5. Type of litter
(Choose one or more)
Marine litter general/undefined
6. Category (choose multiple if needed)
Origin (Submission on litter generated)
Within the Arctic
Outside the Arctic
Sources (Submissions on the origin of the marine litter ending up in the Arctic Ocean)
Submissions related to the transport and pathways used by marine litter, e.g., oceanic currents, river transport…
Quantitative and qualitative studies on litter presence in the different sinks in the Arctic: coastal areas, surface water, water column, seafloor and sea ice.
Submissions on the effects of marine litter presence in the Arctic, e.g., impacts on economic activities, ecosystems, human health, ingestion, entanglement, pathogens or invasive species transport.
Submissions on the solutions and actions aiming at mitigating litter in the Arctic, e.g., governance, regulations, cleanups.
Submissions providing a general review on the issue of marine litter in the Arctic, and/or other submissions without any of the categories above.
Max 200 Words – abstract copy/paste is fine or similar text.
8. Submitter contact information
Insert name and e-mail
9. Link to submission
Insert hyperlink directly to download if available ( can also send the file via e-mail to
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