We are running a series of Interspill Inform, webinars to support the Sector Themed Days. More details on the Sector Themed Days at Interspill are available here.
We are pleased to announce the dates of the Interspill Inform Clean Seas Webinar series:
These webinars enable these subjects to be discussed in detail with academics, industry and responders involved in presenting.
Each webinar will explain the problem, its causes, possible solutions, what actions can be taken and the support industry and governments need to deliver to enable solutions.
Attending these webinars is free but involves registration through Eventbrite using the links below.
Coastal Darkening – 1400hrs (BST) 4 May
Around the world, coastal waters are steadily growing darker and murky. Unchecked this has the potential to cause huge problems for our oceans and their inhabitants. The causes are being better understood; fertilizer and sewage runoff, heavy rains washing soils and decaying vegetation into the seas, ocean warming causing vegetation to die. This webinar will explain what coastal darkening is, its causes, how we measure its effects, what can be done about it and provide some steps that can be taken to start addressing this problem.
Marine Debris and Plastic Pollution – 1400hrs (BST) 31 May
Marine debris and plastic pollution is a growing threat to all ecosystems. Plastic pollution leakage into aquatic ecosystems has grown sharply in recent years and is projected to more than double by 2030, with dire consequences for human health, the global economy, biodiversity and the climate. We have the know-how, we need the political will and urgent action by the government to tackle the mounting crisis. This webinar will explain the scale of the problem, the increased forecast, what is being done by Governments and what consumers can do. The webinar will hear from responders, manufacturers, regulators and manufacturers with solutions to stem the tide!
Emerging Pollutants 1400hrs (BST) 8 June
Emerging pollutants are any synthetic or naturally-occurring chemical or microorganism that is not commonly monitored or regulated in the environment with potentially known or suspected adverse ecological and human health effects. These contaminants include mainly chemicals found in pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, industrial and household products, metals, surfactants, industrial additives and solvents. Many of them are used and released continuously into the environment even in very low quantities and some may cause chronic toxicity, endocrine disruption in humans and aquatic wildlife and the development of bacterial pathogen resistance. Their source may be coastal runoff, releases from past waste disposal at sea, discharges from wrecks, release through extreme weather events. his webinar will explain the scale of the problem, what is being done by Governments and what consumers can do. The webinar will hear from scientists, academics, responders, manufacturers, regulators and suggest some solutions.
The outcome of these webinars will be discussed face-to-face at Interspill 2022 on 23 June with the outline programme as follows:
0900 – 0940 Sector VIP (s) – Mimmi Throne – Holst, Research Director SINTEF sets out the challenge to maintain clean seas:In particular:
Coastal Darkening – over pollution in coastal waters from sewage and agricultural run off.
Marine debris and plastic pollution primarily from fishing, commercial marine activity and plastic pollution
Risk from emerging polluters (legacy undersea pollution)
Highlight work the industry needs to deliver
0940 – 1000 Questions and short discussion
1000 – 1030 Industry response 1 – Coastal Darkening
1030 – 1100 Refreshment break
1100 – 1130 Industry response 2 – Marine Debris
1130 – 1200 Industry response 3 – Plastic Pollution
1200 – 1230 Industry response 4 – Emerging Pollution
1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1500 Open forum to deliver an Action Plan for industry, governments and regulators!
1500 – 1530 Closing comments
Register to attend Interspill Clean Seas Day at: