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NEW DATE - Plastics in the Environment 2020

Date:
15 March 2021
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Event type:
Conference
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, 2020 Year of Life, Contaminated Land Group
Venue:
The Geological Society, Burlington House
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Please note that this is the rescheduled date of the conference which was due to take place in May 2020. If you registered for the original date, we will be contacting you soon regarding refund and/or rebooking procedures.

The accumulation of plastic debris in the environment is a global problem which may have detrimental impacts on ecosystem health. Plastics are now widely enough distributed that they may also act as an anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record. However, there are still many outstanding questions regarding the: 1) source, 2) transfer, 3) degradation, 4) persistence and 5) measurement of plastics in the environment.

This one-day meeting will bring together researchers from a diverse range of disciplines (e.g. hydrology, sedimentology, geochemistry, Earth science, biology) to discuss the fate of plastics in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

This meeting seeks to foster conversation between these different communities to facilitate a more holistic approach towards understanding plastic in the environment.

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Themes

  1. The source(s) of plastic to the Earth system
  2. The transfer of plastics across the Earth system
  3. Degradation of plastics within the Earth system
  4. Persistence of plastics in the sedimentary record

Primary conveners

  • Wes Fraser (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Gordon Inglis (University of Southampton)

Venue

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London W1J 0BG

Contact

Please contact conference@geolsoc.org.uk with any enquiries.

Affiliates

Hydrogeological Group Geochemistry Group
British Sedimentological Research Group
Environment Network
Marine Studies Group Earth System Science Group

Registration rates

£ 100.00
£ 120.00
£ 35.00
£ 70.00

Geolsoc Contact

Conference Office

The Geological Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
W1J 0BG