Call for Abstracts for Special Session on Marine Litter at Sea Tech Week®

Call for Abstracts for Special Session on Marine Litter at Sea Tech Week®

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and the Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing (LOPS) are organizing a special session entitled “Marine Litter: Solutions for Monitoring, Mitigation and Prevention” taking place on Sept 27th during the Sea Tech Week®, Sept. 26-30 2022, in BREST, France. The special session will precede and provide input to the IEEE/OES workshop on “Marine Litter: Solutions for a Cleaner Ocean,” which will be held on September 28 – 29, 2022.

While quantitative information on production and use of plastics is to some extent available, the amount and fate of plastics discarded or leaked into the environment is highly uncertain. In particular, knowledge of how much plastics, at different scales down to micro and nano levels, reaches the ocean and the pathways and fate of such plastic in the ocean remain poorly known.

A focus is needed on how science and technology could quantify the pervasiveness of marine pollution and facilitate an understanding of the mitigating impact of reducing the stock of plastics in the ocean. The goals for meeting such a challenge go through the determination of a strategy for monitoring marine litter in the ocean and develop solutions for addressing the problem.

Please submit your abstract using the Call for Abstract page. Deadline for abstract submission is March 7, 2022. Note that there will be a registration fee for participation in the Sea Tech Week®. A one-day ticket (including lunch and coffee breaks) is €125 plus VAT, and here is the page that details all the information.

The main theme of the Sea Tech Week® is: Maritime Transport: towards smarter and greener solutions. The featured country of honour is India, and the special focus this year is on women in marine science and technology.

The “Marine litter” session Organising Committee:

  • René Garello (IEEE OES / IMT Atlantique)
  • Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE OES / ODU)
  • Christophe Maes (LOPS/IRD/IUEM)
  • Audrey Hasson (GEO Blue Planet)
  • Gwenaële Coat (The SeaCleaners)

Session information: www.seatechweek.eu/news-750-201-0-0.html

Sea Tech Week® information: www.seatechweek.eu/

Call for abstract: campusmer.typeform.com/to/bXyhLoGW?typeform-source=www.seatechweek.eu

 

WORSKHOP

 IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society WORKSHOP

September 28 to 29, 2022, Brest, FRANCE

Marine Litter: Solutions for a Cleaner Ocean

The 2022 workshop is a follow-up of the first two Brest meetings, which focused on “Technologies for Observing and Monitoring Plastics in the Oceans”, in 2018 and “Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?”, in 2019.

The objective of this third workshop is an assessment of potential solutions for the prevention of marine litter entering the ocean and the reduction of marine litter – in particular plastics – in the ocean. The workshop will refine the road map developed in the first two workshops and compile recommendations to major institutions and funding agencies for future technology and other solution initiatives.

The workshop information including the program can be accessed on the workshop Web site at www.gstss.org/2022_Brest. Participation in the workshop is free, however for logistical reasons please register using the registration page. (link forthcoming)

This workshop follows the Sea Tech Week® special session entitled “Marine Litter: Solutions for Monitoring, Mitigation and Prevention” taking place on September 27, 2022 during the Sea Tech Week®, September 26-30 2022, in BREST, France. A report from this session will inform the workshop participants.

The Workshop Program Committee:

  • René Garello (IEEE OES/IMT Atlantique)
  • Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE OES/ODU)
  • Christophe Maes (LOPS/IRD/IUEM)
  • Audrey Hasson (GEO Blue Planet)
  • Gwenaële Coat (The SeaCleaners)

Workshop info: www.gstss.org/2022_Brest/

Sea Tech Week® Session information: www.seatechweek.eu/news-750-201-0-0.html

Sea Tech Week® information: www.seatechweek.eu/