7th Late Summer Workshop – "Microplastics in the Aquatic Environment"

  • Author/Organiser: Wasserchemische Gesellschaft (Division of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V, GDCh)
  • Event Website: http://www.wasserchemische-gesellschaft.de/de/lsw-2016
  • Event Date: 25 September 2016 to 28 September 2016
  • Event Type: Workshop / Training Course
  • Venue: Haltern am See, Germany
  • Associated Societies: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), Germany

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The workshop has been established by the Water Chemistry Society (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Torsten C. Schmidt) and its expert committee "Plastics in the aquatic environment" to provide a forum for young scientists focused on microplastics research. This interdisciplinary approach should aid the development of comprehensive knowledge on all aspects of water chemistry and water quality.

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Marcus Eriksen
    5 Gyres Institute, USA
  • Prof. Tamara S. Galloway
    University of Exeter, UK
  • Dr. Gunnar Gerdts
    Alfred Wegener Institute, DE
    "Microplastics: Hype or threat?"
  • Dr. Natalia Ivleva
    Technical University of Munich, DE
    "Identification and quantification of microplastics in environmental samples"
  • Dr. Kara Lavender Law
    Sea Education Association (SEA), USA
    "Global budget of floating MP in marine systems"
  • Dr. Heather Leslie
    VU University Amsterdam, NL
    "Microplastics: What are we measuring and why"
  • Prof. Rainer Lohmann
    University of Rhode Island, USA
    "Organic pollutants - sorption to plastics – transport and fate in the oceans"
  • Dr. Chelsea M. Rochman
    University of California Davis, USA
    "Plastic Debris: A Chemical CockTALE"
  • Dr. Lucy C. Woodall,
    Natural History Museum London, UK
    "Microplastics, from the deep-sea to the lab. A story of serendipity and interdisciplinary science."

Organising and Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Thilo Hofmann
    University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Geosciences
  • Dr. Thorsten Hüffer
    University of Vienna,Expert Committee "Plastics in the aquatic environment"
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Jekel
    Technical University of Berlin, Department of Water Quality Control
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Knepper
    Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Institute for Analytical Research (IFAR), Idstein
  • Dr. Friederike Vietoris
    Ministry of Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf
  • Dr. Martin Wagner
    Goethe University Frankfurt, Expert Committee "Plastics in the aquatic environment"


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