Industrial and chemical pollution
Hosts: to be announced
The exploitation of natural resources from both coastal- and open-ocean environments for the benefit of humans, has brought several discussions from different industry and academic fields. Habitat devastation, overfishing, noise pollution, ship traffic, oil spills, dredging and detonations are only examples on how the industrial exploitation is harming marine life.
At the same time, the input of various chemicals from the land to the ocean is one of the largest threats affecting water chemistry, sediments, marine life and biological cycles in the coastal ecosystems. Even if several industrial inputs have been stopped in the past and progress is made towards more sustainable, circular economy, large amounts of pollutants are still released or persist in the environment. The environmental impact of todays’ innovative products that are brought to the market is often unclear and they could become the emerging contaminants of the present and future. The necessity of bringing chemical pollution into public consciousness is crucial for past, present and future events.
In this broad session, we invite young marine researchers working in the industrial field, with marine contaminants and emerging pollutants, marine chemistry but also exploitation of fisheries and noise pollution.