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The paper discusses that plastic in the global oceans fulfills two of the three conditions for pollution to pose a planetary boundary threat. The authors argue that the pollution is causing planetary-scale exposure that is not readily reversible. 
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On the occasion of the traveling exhibition 'Ocean Plastic Lab' visiting Brussels,we organised a public lecture series on plastic pollution in the ocean in Brussels.
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The research carried out by marine scientists at NUI Galway was published in the international peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Marine Science.
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The executive summaries of the reports list the main achievements of the four projects which started their work in January 2016.
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Together with Race for Water, EPHEMARE and WEATHER-MIC are starting a journey around the world to investigate the impact of plastic pollution in the ocean.
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A new paper published in Nature's Scientific Reports with the support of the JPI Oceans BASEMAN project adds further evidence that microplastic abundance in the Mediterranean is among the highest in the world.
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The goal of the session was to raise awareness of this research topic within the ICES community and discuss if there is a need to establish an ICES Working Group on the topic of microplastics.
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The project on ecotoxicological impacts of microplastics on marine organisms outlined its activities at a conference which was held in the framework of the Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas. 
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The pilot action Ecological Aspects of Microplastics was proposed by Germany in the Management Board of February 2013. In an iterative process scientific experts together with the members of the Management Board (MB) have defined the scope of this pilot action as comprising methods, monitoring and effects of microplastics. Following a bibliometric study, foresight exercise and methods workshop, ten member countries published a joint call in 2015 of 7.7 million Euro. Four projects were selected for funding from January 2016 for a three year period.
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The ECOTOX Research Group from the University of Vigo is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the EPHEMARE Project interested in applying for a Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship 2016.
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