MAELSTROM webinar: “One Ocean, One Health: Current Perspectives on Marine Litter in Ecosystem and Human Health”

On March 20 from 14:00-16:00 CET, we will be holding MAELSTROM’s fourth webinar, titled “One Ocean, One Health: Current Perspectives on Marine Litter in Ecosystem and Human Health”,

The webinar, jointly organized with BlueMissionAA project and our partner CIIMAR will provide a platform to explore our current understanding of the impacts of #marinelitter, in particular #plasticpollution, on both ecosystem and human health. It will bring together leading academics to discuss novel research findings and developments in marine and human health research, and the innovative solutions that hold promise for a cleaner future. We aim to engage in insightful discussions around the current state of the art, share new perspectives, explore technological and societal solutions, and inspire positive action. Join us!


14:00 – 14:05 – Welcome and Introductions, Dr. Gary Kett, CIIMAR-UP

14:05 – 14:15 – Overview of the MAELSTROM project to sustainably remove and manage marine litter Dr. Vanessa Moschino, CNR-ISMAR Institute of Marine Sciences, IT

14:15 – 14:25 – The role of stakeholder engagement in marine litter management, Prof. Isabel Sousa Pinto, CIIMAR-UP

14:25 – 14:35 – The human dimension of marine litter: from the societal impacts to the solutions,
Dr. Kayleigh Wyles, University of Plymouth, UK

14:35 – 14:45 – Break

14:45 – 14:55 – Polyrisk Research Project: Towards a Risk Assessment Framework for Micro- and Nanoplastics, Prof. Raymond Pieters, Utrecht University University, NL

14:55 – 15:05 – PlasticsFatE: Lessons from microplastics research for standardisation, policy and regulation, Dr. Rudolf Reuther, Environmental Assessments (ENAS), DE

15:05 – 15:30 – Roundtable Discussion

15:30 – 15:50 – Audience Q&A

15:50 – 16:00 – Closing remarks, Prof. Isabel Sousa Pinto, CIIMAR-UP

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BlueMissionAA and MAELSTROM_H2020 are projects funded by the European Research Executive Agency.