MICRO 2018

Date: 19 – 23 November 2018
Venue: Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain

Fate and Impact of Microplastics: Knowledge, Actions and Solutions

Building upon the stimulating work shared during MICRO 2016. Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems: From the Coastline to the Open Sea, we are delighted to invite the scientific community and stakeholders to participate in:

MICRO 2018 Fate and Impact of Microplastics: Knowledge, Actions and  Solutions The international conference will take place from 19 – 23 November 2018, in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Spain.Main topics to be addressed include: Marine Ecosystems; Freshwater bodies; Social change and behaviour; Human health; Policy.

While the accumulation of microplastics in marine ecosystems has been reported in the literature since the 1970s, many questions remain open. MICRO 2018 provides an opportunity to share available knowledge, fill in gaps, identify new questions and research needs, and develop commitments to operationalise solutions; MICRO 2018 will be a chance to reconvene, share what we have learned, and generate momentum for the work that remains to be done.