Western Joint Branch Lecture: Ocean Plastics

Plastic pollution is the most widespread problem affecting the marine environment; its spread across coasts, open water and the sea floor creates navigational hazards for shipping, operational risks to fishing and shipping activities, harms marine wildlife through entanglement, choking and poisoning, and can even act to transport potentially invasive marine species. This presentation will discuss sources of marine-based plastics and consider the regulations already in place and pathways contributing to marine-based littering in order to assess how effective these regulations have been, and where improvements might be desirable.

Attendance:
Open to all IMarEST members, their guests, non-members and students.

Event price:
Free

Event speaker(s):
Caitriona Hanly

Event speaker(s) company / affiliation:
IMarEST

Event speaker(s) biography:
Caitríona is the Technical Executive with IMarEST, having finished her Master's in Marine Biology at the University of Southampton she joined the IMarEST team in 2016. She is responsible for managing the Institute's Special Interest Groups, supports IMarEST expert contributions to intergovernmental consultations and the wider Institute technical activities programme. She led the IMarEST’s initiative on marine plastics

Event Properties

Event Date 16 Sep 2019 - 19:00
Event End Date 16 Sep 2019 - 21:00
Location Lecture Theatre 2.3
Attachment WJB Lecture - Ocean Plastics - Sep 2019.pdf