Knowledge Hub webinar on integrated assessment of chemical contaminants | JPI OCEANS

Knowledge Hub webinar on integrated assessment of chemical contaminants


Knowledge Hub webinar on integrated assessment of chemical contaminants

The Webinar taking place on June 25 will highlight the work of the Knowledge Hub and present its recommendations on how to improve the methodological basis for marine chemical status assessment.

The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) established in 2019 the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub (KHUB) on the integrated assessment of chemical contaminants and their effects on the marine environment. The work of the Knowledge Hub work has resulted in a policy paper which focuses on improving the efficiency and implementation of integrated assessment methodology of effects of chemicals of emerging concern. The Knowledge Hub is represented by highly skilled scientists and policy makers, appointed by the JPI Oceans Management Board, to ensure that the recommendations provided are useful for policy making.

The Webinar will take place on June 25, from 2-4pm CEST.  Please register here.


14:00 Introduction to the JPI Oceans Knowledge Hub
Thorsten Kiefer, Executive director JPI Oceans 
Background (Marine Strategy Framework Directive / Water Framework Directive)
Georg Hanke, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy
Introduction to the KHUB
Abraham Trujillo Quintela, Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), State Research Agency (AEI), Ministry for Science and Innovation

14:20 Challenges with chemical contaminants in the marine environment 

Ioanna Katsiadaki, CEFAS, JPI Oceans KHUB co-coordinator

14:30 Integrated assessments – what is it and where should we go? 

Dick Vethaak, Deltares, Unit Marine and Coastal Systems / VU University, Department Environment and Health

14:50 Recommendations – how should we get there? 

Adam Lillicrap, NIVA, JPI Oceans KHUB coordinator

15:00 Moderated discussion / interactive Q&A session

Moderator: Adam Lillicrap
15:45 Concluding remarks
Hanna Lee Behrens, Research Council of Norway - Management Board JPI Oceans



In a time of environmental awareness, spurred on by the possibility that our world is threatened by climate change, it is important to remember that there are other anthropogenic pressures, which are also essential for addressing the protection of the marine and coastal environment. Pollution is a global, complex issue that contributes to biodiversity loss and poor environmental health and comes from the production and release of many of the synthetic chemicals that we use in our daily lives. Chemical contaminants are often underrepresented as a major contributor of environmental deterioration.

We look forward to seeing you! 

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