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The authors are grateful to all people finding and reporting wooden drifters. Data from CMEMS portal for the European Northwest Shelf have been used. This work was carried out within the project ‘Macroplastics Pollution in the Southern North Sea – Sources, Pathways and Abatement Strategies’ (grant no. ZN3176), funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of the German Federal State of Lower Saxony. DFKI acknowledges financial support by the MWK through ‘Niedersachsen Vorab’ (ZN3480).
This work is supported by the JERICO-NEXT and JERICO-S3 projects under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme with grant agreement no. 654410 and no. 871153, respectively. Investigation on submesoscale dynamics in the Mediterranean Sea is also supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) through the CALYPSO Departmental Research Initiative (Grant N000141613130).
The authors would like to thank the Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC) for providing data. Thanks are due to FCT/MCTES for the financial support to CESAM (UID/AMB/50017/2019), through national funds.
This work was supported by CNES TOSCA program (COWS and SILLAGE projects), by the European Space Agency through S1-4SCI Ocean Study project (contract 4000115170/15/I-SBo), Sentinel-1 A Mission Performance Center (contract4000107360/12/I-LG), EUMETSAT CHEF project, ANR (FEM) CARAVELE project.
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