Events and Announcements
Marine debris is defined as any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes. Looking for what’s new with marine debris in the Great Lakes region? Find events and other important announcements below.
Please mark your calendars for the 2019 “Watershed Connections” Conference scheduled for FEBRUARY 24-25, 2019 in State College, PA. Activities will take place at the Wyndham Garden Hotel and will include a talk on microplastics in our waterways.
Please join this panel of experts–Dr. Andy Lindstrom, Ms. Sarah Lowe and Dr. Wayne Carmichael–who, along with their respective state and national agencies, are seeking to improve our understanding and management of several emerging contaminants affecting the state of Ohio.
These panelists, along with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s recently appointed Director Laurie Stevenson, will address some of the emerging biological, chemical, and particulates pollutants in our state. This EPN Breakfast program will feature an extended educational session, facilitated by the Water Management Association of Ohio, Ohio Water Resources Center, and TerrAqua that will engage these experts to discuss specific contaminants. The program is March 5th, from 7:15am - 11:45am at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43221.
Extended Educational WMAO & OWRC program = $40, includes EPN Breakfast
EPN Breakfast only = $10
All programs FREE for students
More information can be found here: http://www.cvent.com/events/epn-breakfast-march-5-2019/event-summary-f9f50524186e4bc896e2d481d223c546.aspx
Please save the date for the 2019 Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast, to be held Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
The annual Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast will feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.
Please note that the 2019 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting will be held separately in the Great Lakes Basin. More information about the Semiannual Meeting will be available in 2019.
Ohio Sea Grant and NOAA Marine Debris Program will have an outreach booth as part of Cedar Point Amusement Park's event in Sandusky, OH. The event runs 5/13 through 5/17. Come visit us on the midway!
The 2019 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment Conference (ECEC19) will be held on May 21-22, 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, IL. This year the conference will expand beyond the aquatic environment to also include air and soil studies along with effects on human and animal health.
The conference will feature presentations and posters on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and outreach. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the environment.
Researchers, educators, businesses, government officials, regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals are encouraged to attend the conference.
Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Brockport, New York, on the shores of the Erie Canal for IAGLR's 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Hosted by The College at Brockport, State University of New York, the conference will feature four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas. Mark your calendars for June 10-14, 2019. There will be a marine debris session titled, "Microplastics in freshwater systems: Advances in chemistry, biology and physics."