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World’s Ocean Day. It’s on us.
from National Geographic
Tomorrow is World Ocean’s Day…and how could we better celebrate the Ocean by knowing it and learning how important it is to us? Ocean MOOC
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23rd of May
The adventure has started! Today was a very hard day at HCMR but really important for our experiment: we prepared and cleaned all the equipment for the experiment with diluted HCl and water! It seems easy, but to wash each tank at least 3 people were needed!
And in the afternoon we placed the very protagonists of this experiment: mesocosms! They are not so little, they seem like big baskets containing around 3000 litres… of sea water! and 3 of them, microplastics that we will add! Everything is going good at HCMR, even if we had some last doubts before the very beginning and some little problems that were easily solved. Besides such things are just a routine for scientists! All the researchers are very gentle and nice with us, we had so much fun during the whole day in the lab! And we are also trying to learn some Greek words…
Meanwhile we enjoy the Greek cuisine!
Check out our new page MESO-Plastic Experiment @Cretacosmos, Greece! We are on the field getting ready for the start. Chiara will take care of updating the page with news and pictures! You can check it out!
Second Edition of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Marine Litter! Enroll here
Help us reach the goal on experiment.com!
‘Do microplastics on our ocean’s surface have an effect on climate change? ‘ on @lets_experiment http://www.experiment.com/projects/do-microplastics-on-our-ocean-s-surface-have-an-effect-on-climate-change #forscience
read the full article here
On November 14th, 2016, BSc student Carmenzita D’Atri successfully defended her thesis for the BSc Degree in “Prevention techniques in the environment and working places”. Thesis title: “Study on Microplastics in Consumer’s Products in Italy“. This is the first study of this kind in Italy: Carmenzita conducted a survey in popular supermarkets in Siena looking for micro plastics-free and micro plastics-full personal care and consumer’s products. Carmenzita started drafting the first Italian review of products for the international campaign Beat the Microbead. Her BSc thesis was sponsored by EU-project POSEIDOMM. Thanks Carmenzita for the great job and hope to find many more motivated people following your first step!