How does plastic degrade in the ocean? What effects does it have on the organisms and ecosystems? Do particles carry other pollutants? And how to standardise the way we study microplastics? The four JPI Oceans funded projects studying microplastics presented and discussed their results at their joint final meeting. 
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The research carried out by marine scientists at NUI Galway was published in the international peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Marine Science.
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The executive summaries of the reports list the main achievements of the four projects which started their work in January 2016.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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