£0 – £80

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Aurora Cambridge

British Antarctic Survey

High Cross

Cambridge

CB3 0ET

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

With around 5 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans each year, recent estimates suggest that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. Its presence on shorelines, in surface waters and at depth, poses a significant threat to global marine ecosystems. Most notably by existing at a range of sizes, plastics can interact with marine life both physically and chemically. Physically, larger plastics can cause entanglements and obstructions and in their smallest form they can be easily consumed by organisms at the base of the food chain. Chemically, plastics have been shown to readily absorb other toxic pollutants in the ocean and are often manufactured with additives which can increase their toxicity. This has implications on marine life which feed on them, including commercial fish species which ultimately poses a threat to human health.

Marine sampling efforts, increasing media awareness and scientific research on effects have brought to light the extent of the ocean plastic problem. Similarly, collaboration is required to effectively find a solution. Through cross-sectorial presentations, panel discussions and innovation showcases this workshop aims to:

  • Facilitate knowledge exchange in order to assess gaps and future actions required
  • Generate solutions-driven networking to identify opportunities for collaboration

We therefore welcome attendees across all sectors, from industry, policy, environmental organisations and academia.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Aurora Cambridge

British Antarctic Survey

High Cross

Cambridge

CB3 0ET

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved