Category: Useful events

2nd year EI-GEO Project Partner Meeting was held virtually on 21 September 2020

The 2nd year EI-GEO was planned to be held in Berlin. Unfortunately the project partners from Russia and Latvia could not travel to Berlin so that the meeting took place virtually and a visit of the Festival of Light locations in Berlin as evening programme was therefore not possible. The partners presented their progress in …

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Project Skype meeting was held on 09 September 2019

Project Skype meeting was held on 09 September 2019. Participants: Franz-Georg Simon and Haitham Barqawi (both BAM), Ieva Putna-Nīmane, Ieva Barda and Ingrida Purina (all LHEI), Boris Chubarenko (SIO RAS). Nearest plans were discussed. BAM group took the responsibility to lead the preparation of the position paper (its first draft was sent to partners on 12 September 2019) by Dr. Franz-Georg Simon (BAM). …

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Representatives of EI-GEO Project partners took part in the BONUS MICROPOLL meeting in Klaipeda on 22 May 2019

Representatives of EI-GEO Project partners, Franz-Georg Simon (BAM), Ieva Putna-Nīmane (LHEI), Boris Chubarenko (SIO RAS) took part in the BONUS MICROPOLL meeting in Klaipeda on 22 May 2019, where presented EI-GGEO project current status within the joint session of three projects “MicroPoll/BalticLitter/EI-GEO possible synergies”.

Group of SIO RAS visited BAM on 06 May, 2019

Dr. Haitham Barqawi (BAM) hosted the visit on behalf of the research group of Dr. Franz-Georg Simon (BAM). He made an excursion through the laboratory facilities. Dr. Elena Esiukova and Alexey Grave (SIO RAS) transferred to Dr. Haitham Barqawi the samples of geosynthetic materials collected at the Kaliningrad shore. The nearest future plans were discussed …

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Interview of Dr. Franz-Georg Simon for TV story “Microplastic in Cosmetics”

Project EI-GEO coordinator Dr. Franz-Georg Simon (BAM, Germany) gave an interview regarding (micro)plastic pollution that was implemented in the TV story “Microplastic in Cosmetics”. Topic regarding environmental protection chosen by Latvia European Commission representatives. It is one of five TV stories called “EU-protects”.Prepared by “TV Production”  together with the European Commission Representation in Latvia.

1st year EI-GEO Project Partner Meeting was held on 23–25 April 2019

First year Partner EI-GEO Project Meeting was held in Riga on April 23–25, 2019. During the meeting, partner representatives presented the work for the first year of the project, discussed the results, its distribution and plans for the second year of the project.

Start of field work on the shore of the Kaliningrad Oblast in 2019

Expeditionary season of the EI-GEO project started on April 2, 2019. Three surveys were already performed: 02.03.19 – core part of the Curonian Spit; 05.04.19 – Svetlogorsk; 06.04.19 – Pionerskiy. The groups examined the shoreline by method of Continuous Visual Scanning at total length of 14 km.

XX Anniversary International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” (BSD 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia, 21-22 March 2019).

EI-GEO Project was partly mentioned (activities of Russian group only) in the presentation of Elena Esiukova (Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, AB IO RAS) “From macro- to micro-: plastic pollution of the Baltic Sea beaches in Kaliningrad oblast (incl. MARBLE project results)” at the XX Anniversary International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” (BSD 2019, St. Petersburg, Russia, …

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Project Skype meeting was held on 18 February 2019.

Project Skype meeting was held on 18 February 2019. Details of upcoming EI-GEO project partner meeting in Riga (Hotel Avalon, from 23 of April 14.00 till 25 of April 13.00) were discussed by all partners. For organizational issues, please, contact Ingrīda Puriņa>

27th IUGG General Assembly. International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO). July 8-18, Montrael, Canada

Section P10 – Role of Ocean Processes in the Transport and Fate of Floating Plastic Litter in the Ocean and Shelf-Seas: Theory, Modelling and ObservationsConvener: Erik van Sebille (Netherlands)Co-Conveners: Kara Lavender Law (USA), Stefano Aliani (Italy), Nikolai Maximenko (USA) Description After plastic debris enters the ocean, its distribution is to a large extent determined by …

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