PLASTOX | JPI OCEANS

PLASTOX

The PLASTOX project will investigate the ingestion, food-web transfer, and ecotoxicological impact of microplastics, together with persistent organic pollutants (POPs), metals and plastic additive chemicals associated with them, on key European marine species and ecosystems. It will also study the temporal dynamics of microplastics colonisation by microbial communities in the field and the influence of microbial biofilms on ingestion rates and POP toxicity.
Type: OP Project

The goal of the session was to raise awareness of this research topic within the ICES community and discuss if there is a need to establish an ICES Working Group on the topic of microplastics.
Type: News item

The project on ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms outlined its activities at a conference which was held in the framework of the Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas. 
Type: News item

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