Category: Useful events

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 lhei.lv>

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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The General Assembly 2019 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 7–12 April 2019.

The General Assembly 2019 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 7–12 April 2019. Session ITS5.2/OS4.13/EOS10.2/BG3.18/GM6.6/HS11.63 “Plastic in the environment: observing and explaining where it comes from and where it goes”. Convener: Jörg-Olaf Wolff  | Co-conveners: Richard Lampitt , Simon Dixon , Jessica Hickie , Alice Horton , Ilka Peeken , Anna Rubio ,Stefanie Rynders  Session SCS2/HS1.2.13/OS4.36 “Plastics in the Hydrosphere: An urgent problem requiring global action”. Convener: Jessica …

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7th IEEE/OES BALTIC SYMPOSIUM „Clean and Safe Baltic Sea and Energy Security for the Baltic countries“ (Klaipėda, Lithuania, 12-15 June 2018)

Dr. Boris Chubarenko, Dr. Andrey Sokolov and Mr. Aleksandr Kileso (all from AB IO RAS, Kaliningrad)  took part in the 7th IEEE/OES BALTIC SYMPOSIUM „Clean and Safe Baltic Sea and Energy Security for the Baltic countries“ Klaipėda, Lithuania, June 12-15, 2018, Venue: Klaipėda university Marine Research Institute (University av. 17, Klaipėda), http://balticvalley.lt/baltic2018/ The following presentations were made: Esiukova E., …

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Field trip: visited locations (Svetlogorsk, Pionersky, Russia, 30 May 2018)

Fieldtrip: visited locations photo Esiukova E.E., Chubarenko B.V.

EI-GEO Project (ERA.Net RUS Plus) – Kick-off meeting (Svetlogorsk, Russia, 29-31 May 2018)

Participants:  BAM (Berlin, Germany): Simon Franz Georg, PhD, Head of Division of Contaminant Transfer and Environmental Technologies, Federal Institute for Materials Research LHEI (Riga, Latvia): Ingrīda Purina, PhD, Senior researcher, Laboratory of Experimental Hydrobiology, Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology Ieva Putna-Nīmane, Laboratory of Experimental Hydrobiology, Research assistant, Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology Ieva Bārda, Research …

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