Invitation to Webinar on Micro-plastics in Galway Bay

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.

Register to attend the webinar here.

This project is funded by the Irish Research Council, COFUND CAROLINE.
For more details about the project, please visit the dedicated website at: https://www.joaofrias.com/impact-project

Written by IOLN admins

The Irish Ocean Literacy Network (IOLN) aims to bring together relevant institutes, agencies, researchers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), individuals and educators who are working towards the vision of “achieving an ocean literate society across the island of Ireland”.

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