JPI Microplastics report available

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Date: 
22 June, 2017

The JPI Microplastics project has published a report on their first year of activities and four executive summaries are available:

  • BASEMAN - Defining the baselines and standards for microplastics analyses in European waters – summary 2016
  • EPHEMARE (PDF)  - Ecotoxicological effects of microplastics in marine ecosystems – summary 2016
  • PLASTOX - Direct and indirect ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms – summary 2016
  • WEATHER-MIC - How microplastic weathering changes its transport, fate and toxicity in the marine environment – summary 2016

The projects are the result of a joint call focusing on microplastics in the marine environment launched by ten member countries of JPI Oceans under the Pilot Action “Ecological Aspects of Microplastics” (BE, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, NL, NO, PT, NO). The member countries selected four proposals for funding from January 2016 for a three year period.

More about the project