Solutions to Plastics in the Ocean – the Baltic and Beyond

Starts:  Jun 13, 2019 12:00 PM (SE)
Ends:  Jun 14, 2019 3:30 PM (SE)
Associated with  Community Forum
This symposium will bring together researchers and other experts to exchange knowledge about micro-plastics in marine environments regarding distribution and toxicity. Possible solutions and ways forward to achieve degradation of plastic pollutants as well as regulations to restrict the dispersion of plastic products will be discussed. Development of pathways to solve the degradation of plastic pollutants in the oceans will be discussed including use of tertiary water treatment plans to minimize the flow of plastics. Biosafety concerns as well as financial needs will also be considered.

Lectures by:
• Stefan Bertilsson, Uppsala University
• Bethanie Carney Almroth, University of Gothenburg
• Martin Hassellöv, University of Gothenburg
• Ignacy Jakubowicz, Research Institute of Sweden (RISE)
• Verena Reiser, Novozymes
• Joao Sousa, IUCN
• Kristian Syberg, Roskilde University

The Symposium is hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Location

The Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
Stora hörsalen
Frescativägen 40
Stockholm