Microplastics in our waters:

Is it really a choice between economy and environment?

Webinar, 30/05/2024, 10.00 – 12.30

Watch live on YouTube: https://youtube.com/live/U3Cli7H4l1U 

EU Green Week is part of a wider communication campaign dedicated to the topic of water resilience.

Projects UPSTREAM and REMEDIES are part of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters” with a 2030 target to protect and restore the health of our ocean and waters through research and innovation, citizen engagement and blue investments.

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction and welcome from the EU Mission Ocean UPSTREAM and
REMEDIES projects

– Uros Novak and Vesna Kuralt (REMEDIES Coordination Team)
– Ana Maria Lopez and Narinder Bains (UPSTREAM Coordination Team)

10.10 – 10.20 EU Mission Ocean: Restore our Ocean and Waters

– John Hanus (European Commission, DG Research and Innovation)

10.20 – 10.40 Keynote speech – Is it really a choice between economy and environment?

– Maria Westerbos (Plastic Soup Foundation)

10.40 – 12.00 Panel: Microplastic in water: Are we losing the battle?

Moderator: Andreja Palatinus (National institute of Chemistry)
– Katrin Schuhen (Wasser 3.0) – business perspective
– Milica Velimirović (VITO) – science perspective
– Stephan Wagner (HochSchule Frasenius) – science perspective
– Giuseppe Suaria (CNR-ISMAR) – environmental science perspective
– Noleen Mariappen (ThinkOcean) – citizen and community in action
– Cynthia Carliell-Marquet (Severn Trent Water Limited) – wastewater plant

12.00 – 12.25 EU Mission Ocean cascade-funding opportunities for associate regions

– REMEDIES OC1 winner(s): Municipality of Guimaraes, Portugal & Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Malta

– Lina Silveira (F6S) – short presentation of currently open calls

12.25 – 12.30 Conclusion