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Plastics week in Sidmouth
May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Plymouth University talk on “The human dimension: How social and behavioural research can help address marine litter”
This is the first event of the week looking at plastics and plastic pollution in Devon and beyond
Cellar Bar, Kennaway House Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8NG
Imogen Napper will be starting off the evening with her talk on ‘The sources and fate of plastic in the marine environment’. This will be followed by an opportunity for Q&As from the audience.
After a break Sohvi Nuojua will be talking about: The human dimension: How social and behavioural research can help address marine litter. Followed by a further opportunity from Q&As.
Both speakers are part of Plymouth University’s International Marine Litter Research Unit team:
International Marine Litter Research Unit team – University of Plymouth
One of the leads of the team is Prof Sabine Pahl, who has been looking at the issues from the perspective of the University’s School of Psychology. This paper gives a taste of some of the issues which Sohvi will be looking at:
Here’s the home page of the International Marine Litter Research Unit:
Other things are happening in the week, see up to date information on the Futures Forum Blog
Sidmouth’s look at what we are doing with plastic is happening next month:
Futures Forum: Plastics Week in Sidmouth: 7th – 12th May
Latest scientific research – much of which is coming out of Plymouth University:
Futures Forum: Plastic pollution in the oceans > Prof Richard Thomas @ Plymouth University
Indeed, research is key to how we can get ourselves out of the multitude of problems around plastic:
Futures Forum: A solution to our plastic problems > scientific research
And Plymouth University is at the centre of research into this – for example:
The human dimension: how social and behavioural research methods can help address microplastics in the environment – Dimensions
THE HUMAN DIMENSION OF MARINE LITTER: THE IMPACTS ON US