International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region

International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region

The International Symposium will focus on scientific knowledge of the problem and the best practices to deal with the huge challenge. In this way the symposium is expected to build a foundation of science and deliver information and advice for decision makers. It takes place online on 2-4 March and 8-9 March 2021.

The main topics are:

  • Sources and transport of plastics in the Arctic and sub-Arctic: Shipping, tourism, fishing, and
    terrestrial sources
  • Arctic challenges in waste management strategies
  • Methodology for studies on macro-, micro- and nano-plastics
  • Monitoring of the Arctic: Setting a baseline for Arctic plastics
  • Impact of plastic pollution in the Arctic. Ecotoxicology, toxicology, and socioeconomics
  • NordMar Plastic project on international standardization: NordMar Plastic is one of the projects run by the
    Icelandic chairmanship program in the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Solving the plastic challenge: Best mitigation practices from around the world (ocean-based and land-based)
  • Developing a regional action plan for the Arctic. Better strategies in monitoring for the future. Taking
    coordinated actions and developing joint initiatives for different industries.
  • Taking the lead. High-level panel discussion on where to go from here

Registration for the symposium is possible via the event's website. The registration is now open and the registration fee is 17.500kr ISK and 10.000kr ISK for students.


03 - 09 March 2021
03. - 09. März 2021
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