On November 23 the final seminar of the project on improving monitoring in rivers and beach sand took place
Final seminar of project “Improving microplastic pollution monitoring in rivers and beach sand”
On Thursday, November 23, the closing seminar of the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund project “Improving the monitoring of microplastic pollution in rivers and coastal sands” took place in the premises of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. Participants of the seminar were introduced to the results of the project, both in person and remotely.
LIAE Senior Researcher Inta Dimante-Deimantoviča presented LIAE, microplastic pollution research and the purpose of the project, as well as provided recommendations for further microplastic pollution monitoring. Research Assistant Sanda Svipsta presented the obtained results on microplastic pollution in rivers and Environmental Engineer Alise Bebrīte presented the results in beach sand. Researcher Maija Viška in her presentation talked about the factors affecting dynamics of pollution. The presentations were followed by a discussion, giving seminar participants an opportunity to ask questions.
In December the report of the study will be available on LVAF website. Presentations given during the seminar will be sent to the registered participants of the seminar. The program of the seminar can be found here.
The seminar was held within the framework of LVAF project “Mikroplastmasas piesārņojuma monitoringa pilnveidošana upēs un jūras piekrastes smiltīs” (Nr. 1 08/37/2022).