This September, representatives of H2020 projects In-No-Plastic and MAELSTROM were invited to present at the 7th International Marine Debris Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea. Our Executive Director, Dr Davide Poletto, co-chaired Technical Session TS3.1, during which MAELSTROM and In-No-Plastic were presented respectively via video call by Fantina Madricardo of CNR-ISMAR and Salman Shahzad of BlueXPRT.
The International Marine Debris Conference
The 7IMDC (International Marine Debris Conference) is the world’s longest-running conference on the topics of plastic pollution and marine litter. The conference’s seventh edition took place this year in Busan, Korea, from 18th to the 23rd of September 2022.
The conference was organised by a committee composed of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Environment Programme. Supporting these associations were the Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
7IMDC allowed stakeholders and industry experts worldwide to meet and discuss the evermore pressing issues of marine litter and plastic pollution.
Academics, researchers, scientists, and members of civil society were able to network, introduce projects, and share ideas and scientific research, as well as catalysing action in the search for solutions for the prevention, removal, and reuse of marine litter.
In-No-Plastic and MAELSTROM presented at the conference
On Thursday 22nd September, consortium members for MAELSTROM and In-No-Plastic, Fantina Madricardo of CNR-ISMAR and and Salman Shahzad of BlueXPRT, presented the H2020 projects as part of Technical Session TS 3.1, co-chaired by our Executive Director,Dr Davide Poletto. The project representatives shared the clean-up technologies and marine litter removal solutions being developed as part of these projects. An example is the Robotic Seabed Cleaning Platform for Marine Litter Removal, which has recently been successfully installed in Venice Lagoon.
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