Marine anthropogenic litter and microplastic pollution has long been recognised as a global environmental threat with ubiquitous distribution. When we think of plastic and microplastic pollution, we immediately think of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch close to away, an accumulation area for these lightweight materials. But what about closer to home? What about here in the West of Ireland?
Dr João Frias would like to invite you all for the IMP.act webinar, an Irish Research Council CoFund CAROLINE funded project that aims to estimate baseline levels of microplastics in sediment, water and biota in Galway Bay and its environs.
This project provides national data for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 56/CE/2008) and it supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 4:Quality Education and Goal 14: Life Below Water.
Join us on October, 2nd for a webinar filled with special guests and surprises.
This webinar intends to disseminate project results and to engage with relevant stakeholders in Ireland.