News related to: Ecological Aspects of Microplastics
A marine science 'pas de deux': two JPI Oceans projects collaborate on microplastics sampling
- 08 October 2021
The JPI Oceans projects RESPONSE and FACTS are collaborating on techniques to identify the abundance and composition of microplastics and their associated pollutants in coastal waters.
SONNE searching for microplastics
- 10 December 2020
The research vessel SONNE will study plastic waste in the ocean in December 2020, to be part of the JPI Oceans HOTMIC project coordinated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.
Six JPI Oceans microplastics research projects summarized in new booklet
- 04 August 2020
The projects are conducting research on the sources of microplastics, the methods for identifying smaller micro- and (nano-) plastics and monitoring their circulation in marine systems, and their effects thereon.
Six new JPI Oceans microplastics research projects launched and off to a good start
- 05 June 2020
On 20 May 2020, with over 140 attendees, JPI Oceans hosted the official kickoff webinar for the projects Andromeda, HOTMIC, FACTS, i-plastic, microplastiX and RESPONSE.
Key results JPI Oceans microplastics projects 2016-2019
- 04 May 2020
What are microplastics and how do they interact with the marine environment and its inhabitants? An answer to these questions and many more can be found in a new publication highlighting the important role of four recent microplastics research projects funded under the framework of JPI Oceans.
One additional research project on microplastics awarded funding by JPI Oceans partners
- 09 April 2020
RESPONSE, a research project focusing on the fate and biological effects of microplastics and nanoplastics in marine ecosystems, is the sixth project proposal to be awarded funding under the joint call on microplastics in the marine environment.
HOTMIC research project completes its first expedition
- 07 April 2020
The JPI Oceans HOTMIC project, coordinated by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, aims to close knowledge gaps about the fate of plastic in the oceans.
Four JPI Oceans microplastics projects present their final results
- 26 November 2019
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 present their results in their final reports.
JPI Oceans partners and Brazil fund five international joint projects of cutting.edge research on microplastics in the oceans
- 30 September 2019
Five projects are selected for funding to conduct research on sources of microplastics, methods for identifying smaller micro- and (nano-) plastics and monitoring their circulation in marine systems and their effects thereon.
Strong response to joint call on microplastics in the marine environment
- 06 March 2019
By close of call end of February, 38 project proposals were submitted requesting €42 Million.