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BASEMAN

Project Facts
Project period: January 2016 - December 2018
Strategic area:
  • Interdisciplinary Research for Good Environmental Status
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Project coordinator:

Gunnar Gerdts, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Telephone:+49(4725)819-3245
 E-mail: Gunnar.Gerdts@awi.de

Secretariat contact:

John Hanus
E-mail: hanus@deutsche-meeresforschung.de
Tel. +32 (0) 2 626 16 77

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About

Although microplastics are recognized as an emerging contaminant in the environment, currently neither sampling, extraction, purification nor identification approaches are standardised, making the increasing numbers of microplastics studies hardly -if at all- comparable. BASEMAN is an interdisciplinary and international collaborative research project that aims to overcome this problem. BASEMAN teams experienced scientists (from different disciplines and countries) to undertake a profound and detailed comparison and evaluation of all approaches from sampling to Identification of microplastics.

Impact

BASEMAN’s project outcomes will equip policy makers with the tools and operational measures required to describe the abundance and distribution of  microplastics in the environment. Such tools will permit evaluation of member state compliance with existing and future monitoring requirements.

Funding partners

flagGERMANYGERMANY

Research Centre Juelich (JÜLICH)

Contact: Joachim Harms

Research Centre Juelich (JÜLICH)

Contact: Ulrich Wolf

flagSPAINSPAIN

Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain. Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness (MINECO)

Contact: Lourdes Armesto

flagFRANCEFRANCE

French National Research Agency (ANR)

Contact: Maurice Heral

flagIRELANDIRELAND

Marine Institute Ireland (MI)

Contact: John Evans

flagITALYITALY

Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

Contact: Aldo Covello

flagNORWAYNORWAY

Research Council of Norway (RCN)

Contact: Kristin E. Thorud

flagPORTUGALPORTUGAL

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

Contact: Rita Silva

flagSWEDENSWEDEN

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (HaV)

Contact: Mats Svensson

Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)

Contact: Lisa Almesjö

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