Participation in Conferences and Symposiums
Title: Hitch-hikers on marine debris: understanding new arrivals in an offshore island
Responsible Partner: ARDITI
Date & event: 16th – 18th October 2018, International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (Patagonia, Argentina)
Description: João Canning-Clode (ARDITI) presented the ARDITI research program to evaluate marine debris as a possible vector for introduction of NIS to Madeira Island (NE Atlantic) by engaging and establishing a cooperation protocol with stakeholders (e.g. fishermen, dive operators and whale and bird watching companies).
Title: Ingestion of plastic debris (Macro and micro) by longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox) in the North Atlantic Ocean
Responsible Partner: IEO
Date & event: 19th -23rd November 2018, MICRO 2018, Lanzarote (Spain)
Description: This study evaluates the ingestion of plastic marine debris by Alepisaurus ferox (Longnose lancetfish),with the goal of quantifying the amount and type of debris ingested.
Title: What Is the Potential of Satellite Data in Mapping Plastic Litter Hotspots?
Responsible Partner: CEFAS
Date & event: 23rd – 25th January 2019, Atlantic from Space Conference (ESA) in Southampton, UK.
Download: Abstract and poster.
Description: Lenka Fronkova from CEFAS, presented this work that deals with the use of satellite data to developing cost effective, re-peatable and fast methods that estimate the marine litter amount in and its distribution.