Plastics: from rivers to sea and into me
On the 18th of September, the NCK community will gather online to discuss the 'hot topic' of plastic pollution in rivers, seas, oceans and living organisms. We aim to give a broad overview of the topic, reflected by the wide range in subjects of the presentations. We will exchange knowledge on the transport processes of plastics in rivers, seas and oceans and the link of plastic pollution in sediment and living organisms.
Due to the Corona measures, this NCK themeday will be held online. The link to join the session is: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2222598294005314063.
The programme is as follows:
|13:30 - 13:40||Welcome|
|13:40 - 13:55||Bart Koelmans (WUR): An introduction to plastics and the environment|
|13:55 - 14:10||Tim van Emmerik (WUR): Riverine macroplastics and how to find them|
|14:10 - 14:25||Frans Buschman (Deltares): Transport of microplastics from Dutch rivers to the sea|
|14:25 - 14:35||Break|
|14:35 - 14:50||Johan van der Molen (NIOZ): Micro-plastic transport modelling in the North Sea, with application to MSC Zoe|
|14:50 - 15:05||Victor Onink (Univ. of Bern): Ocean plastic: from the coasts to the open ocean|
|15:05 - 15:20||Katja Philippart (WA, NIOZ, UU): Plastic Pollution Wadden Sea|
|15:20 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 15:45||Arjen Markus (Deltares): Interplay of microplastics and mud: from laboratory scale to dredging volumes|
|15:45 - 16:00||Suse Kuhn (WMR): Effect of plastics on marine ecology|
|16:00 - 16:15||Jeroen Dagevos (Plastic Soup Foundation): Health risks of plastics|
|16:15 - 17:00||Discussion: challenges and open questions|
This theme day is organised by Maarten van der Vegt (UU), Martin Baptist (WMR), Bob Smits (Deltares) and Julia Vroom (Deltares/NCK).