The upcoming conference TOWARDS A HEALTHIER SEA: MARINE LITTER ISSUE will finalize two years of research and educational work of the project Esmic team. On December 13, 2022 scientists and specialists from other fields who assisted them, will present the results and share their insights about what steps would be necessary to reduce pollution and move faster on the path of sustainability and ecological awareness. Special attention will be paid to the problem of single-use plastic and other garbage.
The conference TOWARDS A HEALTHIER SEA: MARINE LITTER ISSUE will be held at Klaipėda University. Natural resources and their preservation are important both for the well-being of local residents of coastal cities and for tourism, so representatives of business, self-government, and public health are invited to actively participate in the event, as well as everyone who cares about the state of our sea and coastine.
Registration is already open: http://bit.ly/3GFxdN9
! Special message: during the event, the best business and public sector initiatives that contributed to reducing the use of single-use plastic implemented in Lithuania and Latvia will be awarded. You can submit nominations for the CONCIOUS CHOICE AWARDS until December 10, 2022 by email firstname.lastname@example.org (please provide a 5-10 sentence desription, relevant link(s), photos/visualisations and contacts of the nominee).
Key aspects of the programme:
• Overview and results of the Esmic project
• Experiences of My Sea Campaign and other beach initiatives
• Researchers - about the problem of the accumulation of single-use plastic products and other garbage on beaches and in algae washed ashore
• Acquaintance with remote research methods, which make it possible to observe Baltic Sea algae blooms and accumulations using satellites and drones
• Attention to possible microbiological threats caused by algae accumulations
• Intersectoral dialogue on the possible solutions
• CONCIOUS CHOICE AWARDS
The detailed program will be announced soon. The language of the event is English.
The event is organized within the framework of the Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 project "ESMIC" (LLI-525 Estimation, monitoring and reduction of plastic pollutants in the Latvian-Lithuanian coastal area via innovative tools and awareness).
Project co-financing by European Regional Development Fund: 382 138,64 Eur.
ESMIC project partners: Klaipėda University, Klaipėda Science and Technology Park, Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Agency of Daugavpils University, Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) Latvia.