Plastics: from rivers to sea and into me
Due to the Corona measures, this NCK themeday has been rescheduled from 17th April to 18th of September. The programme still needs to be confirmed and is preliminary.
On the 18th of September, the NCK community will gather 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. Also, there is plenty of opportunity to network and discuss new collaborations during this theme day.
Please register via the green button on top of this page.
The preliminary programme is as follows:
|09:30 - 10:00||Registration, coffee and tea|
|10:00 - 10:10||Welcome|
|10:10 - 10:40||Bart Koelmans (WUR): Characterising microplastic in the context of risks|
|10:40 - 11:00||Wim Uijttewaal (TUD): Dynamics of plastics in flow|
|11:00 - 11:20||Tim van Emmerik (WUR): Riverine macroplastics and how to find them|
|11:20 - 11:50||Coffee/tea break|
|11:50 - 12:10||Frans Buschman (Deltares): Transport of microplastics from Dutch rivers to the sea|
|12:10 - 12:30||Johan van der Molen (NIOZ): Micro-plastic transport modelling in the North Sea, with application to MSC Zoe|
|12:30 - 12:50||Erik van Sebille (UU): Ocean currents and marine plastic pollution|
|12:50 - 13:00||Short discussion: challenges and open questions|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 - 14:20||Katja Philippart (tentative) (WA, NIOZ, UU): Plastic Pollution Wadden Sea|
|14:20 - 14:40||Arjen Markus (Deltares): Interplay of microplastics and mud: from laboratory scale to dredging volumes|
|14:40 - 15:00||Suse Kuhn (WMR): Effect of plastics on marine ecology|
|15:00 - 15:20||Maria Westerbos (Plastic Soup Foundation): Health risks of plastics|
|15:20 - 16:00||Discussion: challenges and open questions|
|16:00 - 17:00||Drinks|
This theme day is organised by Maarten van der Vegt (UU), Martin Baptist (WMR) and Julia Vroom (Deltares/NCK).