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Lanzarote acoge la I Conferencia Internacional sobre el impacto del microplástico en el medio marino


We are pleased to invite the scientific community and stakeholders to MICRO 2016, an international conference that will be hosted in Lanzarote, Spain, 25 - 27 May 2016:

Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems: From the Coastline to the Open Sea

MICRO 2016 provides an opportunity to share available knowledge, fill in gaps, identify new questions and research needs, and develop commitments to operationalize solutions.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on the following topics:

  • From macro- to microplastics: Weathering and fragmentation processes
  • From source to sink: Occurrence and distribution of microplastics in fresh water bodies, coastal zones and the open ocean
  • Impacts of microplastics on marine life
  • Microplastics as vectors of biological and chemical contaminants
  • Socioeconomic impacts of microplastics
  • Citizen science, outreach, education and communication
  • Solutions and next steps

MICRO 2016 Programme

May 25th 2016

8h30-9h30        Registration

9h30-10h          Welcome and Official Opening

10h-11h20        Session I. Chair persons: Arnaud Huvet and Mateo Cordier.

Coffee break 20’

11h40’-13h        Session II. Chair persons: Miguel Clüsener-Godt and Jesús Gago.

13h-15h Lunch break, please see the map for options or ask the Organizing Team

15h-16h10        Session III. Chair persons: May Gomez and Alicia Herrera.

Coffee break 20’

16h30-17h30    Session IV. Chair persons: Maria Cristina Fossi and Ana Liria.

17h30-19h        Posters and side event “Education”

19h-20h30        Session V. Chair persons: Sabine Pahl and Jean-Paul Vanderlinden. Discussion and conclusions

21h Social event: Theater performance "Tortuga y el mar" at the Teatro Insular, Rambla Medular 65, Arrecife


May 26th 2016

9h-10h30         Session VI. Chair persons: Lars Gutow and Fabienne Lagarde.

Coffee break 30’

11h-13h            Session VII. Chair persons: Gunnar Gerdts and Johan Robbens.

13h-15h Lunch break, please see the map for options or ask the Organizing Team

15h-16h10        Session VIII. Chair persons: Melanie Bergmann and Juan Baztan.

Coffee break 20’

16h30-17h30    Session IX. Chair persons: Elisabetta Broglio and Ted Packard.

17h30-19h        Posters

19h-20h30        Public keynote: “Dialogue between natural and social sciences” By  François Galgani and Jean-Paul Vanderlinden

20h30 Informal dinner for registered participants


May 27th 2016

9h-10h30         Session X. Chair persons: Céline Surette and Quino Miguelez.

Coffee break 30’

11h-13h            Session XI. Chair persons: Andrej Kržan and Bethany Jorgensen.

13h-15h Lunch break, please see the map for options or ask the Organizing Team

15h-16h10        Session XII. Chair persons: Andy Booth and Raimonds Ernsteins.

Coffee break 20’

16h30-17h30    Session XIII. Chair persons: Amy Lusher and Omer Chouinard.

17h30-19h        Posters and side event “Sharing Responsibilities”

19h Conclusions: Lanzarote’s Declaration


If you would like to propose a side event, please directly contact the organizers:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2016 

The organizing board and scientific committee hope to see you in Lanzarote! 


More info: http://micro2016.sciencesconf.org