We are pleased to announce the dates of the Interspill Inform Clean Seas Webinar series:

  • Coastal Darkening 1400hrs (BST)  – 4 May  
  • Marine Debris and Plastic Pollution 1400hrs (BST) 24 May
  • Emerging Pollutants 1400hrs (BST) 8 June

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 run off, 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. 

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Marine Debris and Plastic Pollution – 1400hrs (BST) 24 May

Marine debris and plastic pollution is a growing threat to all ecosystem  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 government to tackle the mounting crisis. This webinar will explain the scale of the problem, the increase 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!

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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. There source may be coastal run off, 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.

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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

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