Round table | September 4, 2020 h. 08:30 – 10:00 AM CEST
During the ESOF2020, an important scientific forum dedicated to scientific research and innovation, organized in Trieste from September 2 to September 6, Arpa FVG has organized a round table: “The marine litter problem: sources, dispersion and impacts”, dedicated to the complex problem of marine litter.
Marine litter is a known problem, in particular plastic and microplastic are present in all the seas around the world.
The proposed round table focuses the attention on the status of the marine litter in the Adriatic basin and its coastline. This problem will be considered from different points of view, starting from the journey the litters do in the Adriatic and continuing with the most effective tools available today to this end. Satellite monitoring and numerical simulations are going to be considered together with in situ sampling.
The moderator will lead the experts and the attendees to consider the current pollution as a consequence of the dispersion of end-of-life goods. So the sources of such kind of pollutions are going to be identified. As a consequence, radical solutions of the marine litter problem will be searched in limiting the production of goods that potentially could became litters.
Giovanni Coppini, Director of the Ocean Predictions and Applications Division (CMCC Foundation), will give a talk about the transport of marine litter from small scale basins to the oceans; ocean circulation and marine litter accumulation.