You are invited to participate in the EGU 2020 session "Plastic in the marine environment: observing and explaining where it comes from and where it goes" co-organised by ITS/OS and the BG division. All research related to plastics in marine environments is welcome, regardless of method, and from any geographic location, including plastics in sea ice or on the beach.
Please submit the abstract via the following link:https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/34706
Please note that the abstract submissions deadline is 15 January 2019, 13:00 CET.
The submission guidelines are at:
Limited travel support is available, including support for Early Career Scientists. The deadline for the travel support submissions is 1 December 2019 https://egu2020.eu/about_and_support/roland_schlich_travel_support.html
Plastic contamination has been reported in all realms of the environment from the tropics to the polar oceans. Our poor knowledge of plastics sources, pathways and hot spots of accumulation
prevents an assessment of risks to ecosystems and human health and the development of appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to understand current distributions of plastics and the way they evolve in space and time, much better observations and common
consistent measuring methods are required but simultaneously, observations must be systematically combined with computational models
We hope to repeat the broad interaction between different disciplines of last years successful session and facilitate links between science and solutions.
The convenor team; Stefanie, Harriet, Ilka, Fiona, Anna, Yevgeny and Jessica
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