SEA Currents: News
October 28, 2015
SEA Plastics Research Represented at Fall International Meetings
Sea Education Association’s unique, longstanding research on marine plastic debris continues to attract international interest in collaboration with our faculty.
On November 4, SEA Semester Research Professor of Oceanography Dr. Kara Lavender Law will speak at the Transatlantic Science Week Conference, an annual event organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and held this year in Boston. Kara will present a high-level overview of plastics pollution in the ocean, including short- and long-term consequences for ecosystems and human health, as well as highlight current and potential collaborative work between U.S., Canada, Norway and other European partners.
Meanwhile, from November 3 to 5, Dr. Erik Zettler, SEA Semester Associate Dean for Institutional Relations and Professor of Oceanography, will represent SEA at a working group meeting of the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This particular group, which advises the United Nations, focuses on assessing the sources, fate, and effects of microplastics in the ocean.