Microplastics projects report their first year of activities | JPI OCEANS

Microplastics projects report their first year of activities

2017.06.20

Microplastics projects report their first year of activities

The executive summaries of the reports list the main achievements of the four projects which started their work in January 2016.
An overview of the executive summaries can be found below: 
 
  • BASEMAN - Defining the baselines and standards for microplastics analyses in European waters – summary 2016
  • EPHEMARE (PDF)  - Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems – summary 2016
  • PLASTOX - Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms – summary 2016
  • WEATHER-MIC - How microplastic weathering changes its transport, fate and toxicity in the marine environment – summary 2016
 
The projects are the result of a joint call focusing on microplastics in the marine environment launched by ten member countries of JPI Oceans under the Pilot Action “Ecological Aspects of Microplastics” (BE, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, NL, NO, PT, NO). The member countries selected four proposals for funding from January 2016 for a three year period.
 
Photo credit thumbnail: Zoo Plastics - Filipa Bessa

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