Registration and call for abstracts for International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region

26 June 2019, 12:00 am
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shutterstock 721816060Registration and call for abstracts for International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region

Reykjavik, 21-23 April 2020

Call for Abstracts is now open and a direct link to the abstract submissions form is here. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 December 2019.

Registration is now open and a direct link to the registration site is here. The deadline for an early bird registration is 30 September 2019.

Iceland holds both the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from May 2019 to May 2021 and the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2019. During these two presidencies Iceland intends to promote discussion on ways and means that may reduce the impact of plastics in the Marine Environment, with a special focus on the Arctic Ocean. This emphasis will be reflected in the work of the Arctic Council during the period where Iceland intends to stage an international symposium on plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic region in Reykjavik from 21-23 April 2020.

The symposium will be co-hosted by the Government of Iceland and the Nordic Council of Ministers in collaboration with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), UNEP, OSPAR, IOC UNESCO, IASC, Harvard Kennedy School and PAME, a working group of the Arctic Council. The symposium is expected to provide a most relevant update on plastics in the region, its impact on the marine environment and possible solutions.  

The symposium program outline, registration and call for abstracts can be found on the symposium website: www.arcticplastics2020.is

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