ITS5.2/OS4.13/EOS10.2/BG3.18/GM6.6/HS11.63 Media

Plastic contamination has been reported in all realms of the environment from the tropics to the polar oceans. The consequences of this contamination may be severe for ecosystems and could adversely affect ecosystem services such as fisheries and even human health. Our poor knowledge of plastics sources, their composition, sizes, pathways, hot spots of accumulation and ultimate fate prevents an assessment of environmental risks and the development of appropriate mitigation strategies. In order to understand current distributions of plastics and the way they evolve in space and time, much better observations and common consistent measuring methods are required but simultaneously, observations must be combined with computational models from their sources on land to rivers, estuaries, oceans and sea ice. This requires improved standardized accurate observations and the development of advanced modelling capabilities to quantify and predict contamination levels.

The session aims to set up a forum for multi-disciplinary discussions to create a global picture of plastic contamination in the environment and to suggest approaches for future research, monitoring and mitigation of plastic pollutions impacts. The session will provide a framework to advise legislators and industry on the best ways to reduce the risks of serious damage from this contaminant.

This session will draw together data on plastic contamination across all sizes of plastics, from nano- and micro-plastics to large plastic fragments, and across all environments and locations. It will combine observations with state-of-the-art computational modelling to promote the fast advance of research and improve our understanding of how plastic pollution affects environments worldwide. We invite contributions on new methods and field observations, laboratory experiments, novel modelling approaches, related scientific initiatives and projects. New ideas for citizen-science involvement and for mitigation strategies to reduce plastic contamination of the environment are especially welcome.

Invited speaker: Prof. Dr. Erik van Sebille

Co-organized as OS4.13/EOS10.2/BG3.18/GM6.6/HS11.63
Convener: Jörg-Olaf Wolff | Co-conveners: Richard Lampitt, Simon Dixon, Jessica Hickie, Alice Horton, Ilka Peeken, Anna Rubio, Stefanie Rynders
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room N1
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X4

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 16:15–18:00 | Hall X4

Chairperson: Simon Dixon, Richard Lampitt, Jörg-Olaf Wolff
X4.103 |
Irene Ruiz, Oihane C. Basurko, Anna Rubio, Igor Granado, and Julien Mader
X4.107 |
Luisa Galgani and Steven A. Loiselle
X4.108 |
Microplastic effects on soft sediment ecosystem functioning
Julie Hope and Simon Thrush
X4.109 |
Nina Buenaventura, Amy Lusher, David Eidsvoll, Jan-Erik Thrane, Asle Økelsrud, and Morten Jartun
X4.110 |
Freija Mendrik, Daniel Parsons, Christopher Hackney, Cath Waller, and Grigorios Vasilopoulos
X4.112 |
Tim van Emmerik and Caroline van Calcar
X4.113 |
Karsten Lettmann, Michael Schönung, Anna Fiesinger, Tim Wüllner, Florian Hahner, Jannes Suckow, Rosanna Schöneich-Argent, Jens Meyerjürgens, Beke Tietjen, Thomas Badewien, Oliver Zielinski, Christian Aden, Peter Schaal, Ingo Mose, Emil Stanev, and Holger Freund
X4.114 |
Jessica Stead, Andrew Cundy, Malcolm Hudson, Charlotte Thompson, Ian Williams, and Andrea Russell
X4.116 |
Lisa Watkins, Susan McGrattan, Patrick J. Sullivan, and M. Todd Walter
X4.117 |
Ocean connectedness and product choice: Effect of packaging recyclability and material on consumer ratings of bottled drinks.
Sohvi Nuojua, Richard Thompson, and Sabine Pahl
X4.118 |
Nano- and micro-plastics from wastewater treatment facilities: Looking for eco-technological solution
(withdrawn after no-show)
Tanveer Adyel, Jun Zhai, Jixia Yan, Yifei Rao, and Kwami Agbewornu
X4.119 |
Sven Frei, Benjamin Gilfedder, Sarah Piehl, Martin Löder, and Christian Laforsch
X4.120 |
Jennifer Drummond, Angang Li, Timothy Hoellein, Stefan Krause, and Aaron Packman
X4.121 |
Annie Ockelford, Andy Cundy, and James Ebdon
X4.122 |
Taotao Lu, Stefan Peiffer, Sven Frei, and Benjamin S. Gilfedder
X4.123 |
Enio Paris, Federica Ruggero, Simona Francalanci, and Luca Solari
X4.124 |
Lisa-Marie Krauskopf, Jan Schwarzbauer, and Larissa Dsikowitzky
X4.125 |
FTIR imaging as a standard method in microplastics and microparticle analysis
Andreas Kerstan
X4.126 |
Eva-Marie Schömann, Martin Reiss, Julia Prume, Martin Koch, and Peter Chifflard