International Summer School
Plastic Marine Litter
11-24 June 2015, Nova Gorica, Slovenia















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The registration and lectures will be held in room P1, 1st floor.
University of Nova Gorica
Vipavska cesta 13, Rožna Dolina, 5000 Nova Gorica

Thursday, 11.6.2015

  • Arrival, Registration
Friday, 12.6.2015
  • Welcome address, DeFishGear project, Introduction to the Marine Environment, Key Note Address, Networking get-together
Saturday, 13.6.2015
  • Introduction to Plastics, Biodegradation of Plastics, Conservation challenges in plastic age
  • Introduction to Students' Seminar
Sunday, 14.6.2015
  • Free day
Monday, 15.6.2015
  • Marine Pollution, plastic waste sources, the river systems, suggestions of solutions
  • Students' Seminar
Tuesday, 16.6.2015
  • Physical and chemical characterization of micro- and nanoplastics, Exposure and effects of micro- and nanoplastics, the Marine LitterWatch tool
  • Laboratory exersises (Characterization of plastics by NIR)
Wednesday, 17.6.2015
  • Microplastics in SE North Sea and river systems, The impact of macro and micro-plastics on Mediterranean large vertebrates
  • Students' Seminar
Thursday, 18.6.2015
  • Plastic as vector for biological contaminant, Best practices in combating marine litter
  • Laboratory exercise Group 1 (Analysis of POPs) and Students' Seminars (optional)
Friday, 19.6.2015
  • Monitoring macro-litter and microplastics in the marine environment
  • Laboratory exercise Group 2 (Analysis of POPs)
Saturday, 20.6.2015
  • Field work: beach litter survey, microplastics sampling in beach sediments, visits
Sunday, 21.6.2015
  • Free day
Monday, 22.6.2015
  • Hazardous chemicals and microplastics in coastal and marine environments, Analysis for hazardous chemicals, Monitoring and assessment of plastic litter in biota
  • Laboratory exercises (Marine litter in biota/Microplastics sorting)
Tuesday, 23.6.2015
  • Understanding the science-society nexus through the marine litter challenge, group work
  • Concluding remarks, Closing ceremony and Networking
Wednesday, 24.6.2015
  • Departure