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Facebook Live: the 'invisible' threat of chemical contaminants

On 18 February, JPI Oceans will host a special Facebook Live focusing on the ‘invisible’ threat of chemical contaminants for the future health of the ocean and the environment at large. While experts are increasingly concerned about the associated risks, they are often overshadowed by more visible and better recognised forms of marine pollution, such as microplastics. This event aims to countersteer.

Facebook Live: the 'invisible' threat of chemical contaminants


  • 18 Feb 2021 17:30 - 18 Feb 2021 18:30
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On 18 February, JPI Oceans will host a special Facebook Live focusing on the ‘invisible’ threat of chemical contaminants for the future health of the ocean and the environment at large. While experts are increasingly concerned about the associated risks, they are often overshadowed by more visible and better recognised forms of marine pollution, such as microplastics. This event aims to countersteer.

The event will provide a first glimpse into a forthcoming policy paper developed by the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub on the Integrated Assessment of New Pollutants. It includes recommendations to policymakers on how to include marine chemical status effectively into integrated assessments.

For the occasion, JPI Oceans is pleased to welcome as guest speaker the coordinator of the Knowledge Hub, Dr. Adam Lillicrap from the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) in Oslo.  He will talk about the effects of chemical contaminants on the marine environment and how the Knowledge Hub attempts to counteract the risks. The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience.

See the Facebook Live here

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Practical details

The event will take place on 18 February 2021 at 17:30 CET, as a Facebook Live session on the JPI Oceans Facebook page. No event registration is needed. Questions to our guest speaker are welcome and encouraged for the live Q&A, and can be submitted during the event in written form, in the comments tab.