Summer School „Plastics in Marine and Freshwater Environments“
Koblenz, 16 – 21 July 2017
In cooperation with the International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change (ICWRGC), the Danube International Centre for Advanced Studies for River-Delta-Sea Systems Research Infrastructure (DANUBIUS-RI), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the UNESCO-IHP International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ), and in close collaboration with the UNESCO offices in Abuja, Jakarta and Venice, the Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) organizes a Summer School dealing with “Plastics in Marine and Freshwater Environments”. The one-week Summer School will be held from 16 to 21 July 2017 at the Federal Institute of Hydrology in Koblenz.
The Summer School’s main objective is to impart knowledge on the current state of plastics research as well as on measures and management options concerning plastics in salt and freshwater systems. Moreover, a worldwide network of plastics scientists and experts is planned to be established, serving as a forum for discussions on (country-specific) conditions, challenges, preventive actions and potential solutions. At the same time, this lays the foundations for possible future cooperation. Moreover, the UNESCO Centre considers the Summer School a substantial German contribution to the International Initiative on Water Quality of the IHP of UNESCO.