Portuguese Conference on Marine Waste

Program

Day 15 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • 14:00 - Reception of participants, posting of posters

  • 14:30 - Opening | Henrique Cabral, Helena Costa MARE ;  Paula Sobral, APLM

  • "Microplastics" research workshop

14:45 - Methodologies for detecting microplastics in marine environments | Carla Martins, Paula Sobral

15:00 - Learning from mistakes: Adapting methodologies to better estimate marine litter | João Frias, Rita Carriço, Yasmina Rodríguez, Christopher Pham

3:15 pm -  Microplastics in Portugal: environmental concentrations and their consequences | Joana Prata, Beatriz RBO Lavorante

15:30 - The role of microplastics as vectors of heavy metals in marine environments | Bernardo Duarte, João Canning-Clode, Patrício Ramalhosa, Nuno Vaz, João Miguel Dias, Filipa Bessa, João Carlos Marques, Isabel Caçador

15:45 - Speaker panel debate

 

16:00- 16:30- Coffee break

16:30 - Presence of potential microplastics in fish of commercial interest in the estuarine environment  Filipa Bessa, Pablo Barria, João M. Neto, Paula Sobral, João Carlos Marques

16:45 - Effects of microplastics on marine and freshwater organisms: implications for ecosystem functioning and human health | Lucia Guilhermino

17:00 - Effects of microplastics and mercury, alone and in mixture, on sea bass ( Dicentrarchus labrax L.): swimming speed and other biomarkers | Luís Gabriel Antão Barboza, Luis Russo Vieira, Lúcia Guilhermino

17:15 - Exposure of Mytilus galloprovincialis to microplastics: importance of particle size in toxicokinetics and biochemical responses| Cátia Gonçalves, Marta Martins, Paula Sobral, Maria Helena Costa

17:30 - Debate with the panel of speakers

18:00 - Conclusions and closing

Day 16  - 9:00 - 18:30

 

  •   9:00 - Marine litter: APLM objectives and activities - Paula Sobral

 

  •   9:30 - 11:45 | Session/panel: science and technique

Moderation Paula Sobral

Distribution and abundance, origin and impacts; Technical solutions - industry as an active part

9:30 - Patterns of marine litter occurrence on the Portuguese coast in the past decade | José Candeias , FCUL

9:45 - Azorlit - Establishment of reference points for marine litter in the Azores | Christopher Pham, IMAR MARE DOP

10:00 - Plastic ingestion by Pelagodroma marina hypoleuca in the Selvagens Islands, North Atlantic, Portugal | Ricardo Furtado, MARE ISPA

10:15-10:45 - Coffee break

10:45 - Homo Plasticum | Manuel Simão, Plasticum

11:00 - Transforming Plastic Waste and Marine Garbage into New Products and Raw Material | Sandra Castro, Extruplas

11:15 am - 11:45 am - Speaker panel debate

  •   11:45 am  -12:30 | poster session

  • free lunch

  •   14:00 - 15:45 | Session/panel: economy and society

Moderation Lia Vasconcelos

Removal and awareness, good practices - campaigns and projects; Create value for marine litter

14:00 - Fishing for a sea without garbage | Docapesca ( to be designated )

14:15 - Activities promoting active citizenship in the scope of Marine Pollution | Carla Dias, Externato Cooperativo da Benedita

14:30 - We are the solution | Simão Acciaioli , Brigade of the Sea

14:45 - Coastwatch - A participatory citizenship project | Teresa Lemos/Carla Pacheco, GEOTA

15:00 - Nature doesn't create garbage: Economy learns some lessons in Ecology and Biomimics | Nuno Oliveira, Sun Concept - Solar Boat Builders

15:15 - 15:45 - Discussion with the panel of speakers

3:45 pm-4:15 pm - Coffee break

 

  • 16:15 - 17:30 | Session/panel: international initiatives, legislation and policies

Moderation: Ana Margarida Gomes

16:15 - Characterization of Marine Waste on beaches – results of the national monitoring program | Isabel Moura , APA

16:30 - Marine litter in the European context – DQEM and OSPAR Action Plan | Sandra Moutinho , DGRM

16:45 - PALMA Action Plan for Marine Waste in the Azores | Filipe Porteiro , DRAM Azores

17:00 - 17:30 - Debate with the panel of speakers

  • 18:00 - Conclusions and closing of works

  • 18:15 - Mackerel and Horse mackerel tasting at the Portuguese auctions - Docapesca support

Day 17 - National Beach Cleaning Day