Programme

 

Tuesday: October 13th 2015
   
08:15 09:00 Registration
09:00 09:20 Opening and welcome
  MARINE LITTERChairs: C. Zeri, G. Pojana
09:20L 13.1.1 10:00 Invited lecture F. Galgani
– Marine Litter in the Mediterranean Sea
10:00L 13.1.2 10:20 C. Zeri – Beach Litter in the Southern Adriatic coasts: Results from a fine-scale sampling
10:20L 13.1.3 10:40 S. Aliani – To strand or not to strand: the fate of plastic debris in coastal currents
10:40L 13.1.4 11:00 C. Mazziotti – The origin of marine litter and its environmental impacts during recent decades
11:00 11:30 Coffee  break
  GHOST NETS Chairs: A. Krzan, T. Fortibuoni
11:30L 13.2.1 11:50 P. Tutman – Ghost-net fishing along the Croatian coastline; occurrence and biological impact on marine biodiversity, a preliminary assesment
11:50L 13.2.2 12:10 F. Riccato – First data on ghost fishing gears and other fishing waste in the outcrop area of the Gulf of Venice
12:10L 13.2.3 12:30 Conference sponsor presentation MADAtecD. Manzini – Hiphenated spectroscopic microanalysis (Raman, colorimetry)
12:30L 13.2.4 12.50 M. Angiolillo – Monitoring and assessment of marine debris in a biodiversity hotspot in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea)
12:50 14:00 Lunch break and Poster session

 

 
  SOCIAL AND ECONOMICAL IMPACTS Chairs: F. Galgani, A.A. Koelmans
14:00L 13.3.1 14:20 A. Ariel – Policy implications of marine debris studies: the Israeli case study
14:20L 13.3.2 14:40 R. Cavallo – Let’s Clean Up Europe, reducing marine litter from the source
14:40L 13.3.3 15:00 (L 14.2.3) F. Ronchi – Marine litter: not only a fishermen’s problem
(L 13.3.3 G. Papatheodorou – LIFE DEBAG: a project for the reduction of plastic bags in the marine environment moved to L 15.3.1)
15:00L 13.3.4 15:20 P. Van den Dries – Incentive based fee systems for ship-generated wastes
15:20 15:45 Coffee  break
WORKSHOP co-organised by EUCC Mediterranean Centre,
responsible for the Mediterranean region within FP7 Project CleanSea
15:45 17:45 ADDRESSING MARINE LITTER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION  –
Stakeholder insights into the most adequate and
effective measures on key marine litter items

 


Wednesday October 14th 2015
  PLASTICS AND MICROPLASTICS Chairs: E. Kaberi, H. K. Karapanagioti
09:20L 14.1.1 10:00 Invited lecture H. K. Karapanagioti
– Hazardous Chemicals and Microplastics
10:00L 14.1.2 10:20 C. Ioakeimidis – Plastic Bottles: A first indication about their lifetime in the marine environment
10:20L 14.1.3 10:40 G. Pojana – Microplastics in the beach sediment of the Lido Island (Venice)
10:40L 14.1.4 11:00 A. Adamopoulou –  Abundance of microplastics in waters and coasts of the Southern Adriatic Sea
11:00 11:30 Coffee  break
  FISHING FOR LITTER Chairs: T. Fortibuoni, A. Krzan
11:30L 14.2.1 11:50 P. Pelusi – Derelict nets: from danger to opportunity
11:50
L 14.2.2
12:10 Papadopoulou – Marine litter collected by trawling from fishing grounds in the Aegean Sea (E. Mediterranean) and potential underestimates
12:10L 14.2.3 12:30 To be defined
(L 14.2.3 F. Ronchi – Marine litter: not only a fishermen’s problem moved to L13.3.3
12:30
L 14.2.4
12.50 Conference sponsor presentation – FKVJ. Le Chevalier (Thermo Fischer Scientific) – Micro Phazir PC for plastics identification
12:50 14:00 Lunch break and Poster session
  MICROPLASTICS AND BIOTA (1) Chairs: P. Tutman, C. Mazziotti
14:00L 14.3.1 14:40 Invited lecture C. Laforsch
– Microplastics in freshwater ecosystems
14:40L 14.3.2 15:00 I. Campana – Marine litter and mega-fauna monitoring in Western Mediterranean Region
15:00L 14.3.3 15:20 A. Anastasopoulou – Litter ingested by fish in the Eastern Ionian Sea
15:20L 14.3.4 15:40 C. G. Avio – Presence, distribution and characterization of microplastics in commercial organisms from Mediterranean

 

Thursday: October 15th 2015
   
  MICROPLASTICS AND BIOTA (2) Chairs: C. Laforsch, A.A. Koelmans
09:20L 15.1.1 10:00 Invited lecture A. A. Koelmans
– Microplastics as vectors of contaminants to aquatic organisms
10:00L 15.1.2 10:20 M. Papadatou – Bacterial diversity associated with anthropogenic particles and neuston in the surface layer of the East Atlantic Ocean
10:20L 15.1.3 10:40 F. Collard  – Anthropogenic particles in stomachs of anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) related to gill rakers morphology
10:40L 15.1.4 11:00 Conference sponsor presentation  – Agilent TechnologiesP. Scardina  – Achieving a spatial resolution of less than 1 micron by focal plane array FT-IR Imaging to obtain a fast and accurate identification of microplastics particles
11:00 11:30 Coffee  break
  MONITORING (1) Chairs: H. K. Karapanagioti, C. Zeri
11:30L 15.2.1 11:50 M. Nazlić  – Preliminary findings of marine litter monitoring on beaches, sea surface and seafloor on pilot sites within the framework of DeFishGear project in Croatia
11:50L 15.2.2 12:10 M. C. Fossi  – Microplastic, gyres and fin whales in the Mediterranean Sea
12:10L 15.2.3 12:30 G. Pasquini – Beach litter monitoring along the Italian Adriatic coast
12:30L 15.2.4 12.50 S. Kordella – Cigarette butt abundance on Greek tourist beaches monitored during LIFE AMMOS: a project for the prevention of smoking related marine litter
12:50 14:00 Lunch break and Poster session
  MONITORING (2) Chairs: T. Vlachogianni, E. Kaberi
14:00L 15.3.1 14:20 (L 13.3.3) G. Papatheodorou – LIFE DEBAG: a project for the reduction of plastic bags in the marine environment
14:20L 15.3.2 14:40 S. Carpentieri – Goletta verde monitoring floating litter along the Italian coasts
14:40L 15.3.3 15:00 T. Chieruzzi – First observations on floating litter in Venice canals “Don’t Waste Venice” campaign
15:00 16:30 CLOSING ROUND TABLE AND ADDRESSES

 

  POSTER SESSION

From Tuesday October 13th
to Thursday October 15th 2015

  BEACH LITTER
Po_01_BL G. Pasternak – Classification and Spatial Distribution of Plastic debris along the Israeli coast
Po_02_BL G. Poeta – Determining Beach Litter distribution and source in central Italy sandy shores
Po_03_BL D. Bojanić Varezić  – Marine litter – accumulation hot spots on the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea
Po_03aBL P. Makorič – Organic pollutants adsorbed on plastic pellets
Po_03bBL Š Trdan – Development of methodology for assessing the beach litter concentration, types and sources
  FLOATING LITTER
Po_04_FL R. Crosti  – Floating marine macrolitter between Sicily and Tunisia: results of a pilot survey
Po_05_FL G. Suaria  – Inter-annual and seasonal variability in the occurrence of floating macro-debris in the Northern Ionian and Southern Adriatic Sea
Po_06_FL A. Pesic– Monitoring of floating litter in Bokakotorska Bay (Montenegro, South Adriatic)
Po_07_FL M. Ramazio – Winter 2015 results on abundance, composition and distribution of marine macro-litter in the Adriatic-Ionian sea
  MICROPLASTICS
Po_08_Mi M. Torre – Air-borne microfiber contamination of marine fish gastro-intestinal contents during ingested litter stereomicroscopic analysis
Po_09_Mi C. Tsangaris – Microplastics detection in marine biota: Methodological considerations
Po_10_Mi J. Šiljić – The occurrence of microplastic debris in the sea surface and on the beaches of middle Adriatic Sea, Croatia
Po_10a_Mi M.Fusco – First assessment of Microplastics Pollution in the Adriatic Sea Pertaining to B&H
RIVERS AND WASTEWATERS
Po_11_RW M. KovakViršek– Estimation of microplastic riverine loads to European Seas
Po_12_RW I.K. Kalavrouziotis – Microplastics and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Po_13_RW R. Auriemma – Sewage outfalls: a source of macroplastics
Po_14_RW P. Beza– Tracking litter accumulation sites at the riverbanks of Kalamas in Western Greece
SEA BOTTOM
Po_15_SB Ch. Mytilineou – Antropogenic litter from the deep bottom of the Eastern Ionian Sea
Po_16_SB K. N. Papadopoulou – Fishermen’s attitudes and perceptions on derelict fishing gear and marine litter: preliminary results from the Greek Ionian DeFishGear study
Po_17_SB M. Pavičić – Fishing for litter activities in the fishing port Vira, island of Hvar, Croatia
Po_18_SB T. Fortibuoni – Fishing for Litter pilot activity in Chioggia (Italy): a successful initiative
Po_19_SB A. Anastasopoulou – Marine Litter collected by fishermen from the sea bottom off Corfu Island (Eastern Ionian Sea)
Po_20_SB S. Somarakis – Spatial distribution and typology of marine litter off the coasts of Corfu: results from the DeFishGear experimental bottom-trawl surveys

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