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Marine Biodiversity Networking Friday with MAELSTROM
On February 10th, 2023, 1-3 PM UTC we will have the Marine Biodiversity Networking Friday with MAELSTROM, which will be dedicated to marine litter and biodiversity, focusing on current scenarios and future challenges.

Marine ecosystems are under intense pressure and in this context, Marine Litter (ML) is considered to be an emerging issue threatening environmental and human health, with more than 11 million tons of litter ending up in our oceans every year. About 80% of all marine debris is plastic, including microplastics that can enter the food chains of marine ecosystems. This results in severe impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services. Thus, it is urgent to find effective solutions to monitor and remove marine litter from ecosystems, while also reducing plastic consumption by creating awareness and by promoting the adoption of good practices, behaviours and choices, all essential for a sustainable society and future.

This is the objective of the MAELSTROM (Smart technology for MARinE Litter SusTainable RemOval and Management) project. Funded by the European Commission, under the H2020 Program, MAELSTROM brings together a consortium of 14 partners from 8 countries with the mission to investigate and implement innovative technologies for the identification, collection, recycling and recovery of marine litter. Parallelly to its scientific and technological core activities, MAELSTROM is also committed to contributing to awareness-raising efforts regarding marine litter impacts, through webinars, clean-up and monitoring, info-days and other events targeting civil society and young generations.

The Networking Friday Webinar will focus on a think-tank dedicated to the co-detection and impacts of ML on marine biodiversity.

More info here: hhttps://aircent.re/mbon-11

Feb 10, 2023 01:00 PM in Universal Time UTC

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