Photochemistry at the Ocean's Surface: Effects and Interactions of Dissolved Organic Matter with Microplastics
A short preview of what journalists Denis Loctier and Thierry Winn from EURONEWS have been filming last week in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa and Siena. Will be on air in March.
— Denis Loctier (@Loctier) February 1, 2018
Our oceans are littered with plastic. Many rivers carry plastic waste into seas. Volunteers sample rivers in Tuscany 4-6 times a year, helping scientists understand the problem at its source. Watch our #Futuris on https://t.co/XASCVboTP5 project on @euronews this March. pic.twitter.com/LgycwnBYCE
— Denis Loctier (@Loctier) January 28, 2018
The outreach initiatives of the EU-funded POSEIDOMM project, in collaboration with the EarthWatch Institute and the global FreshWaterWatch community, have been featured on national TV news on Monday, July 3rd. Thanks to all our citizen scientists trying to preserve and protect the aquatic environments for today’s and future generations!!
From June 26th until July 14th, join this open online conference! Week 10-14th of July, join our presentation online on Citizen-Science projects to fight plastic pollution!
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
Join now, starts June 14th!
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