“Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
Microplastics are small plastic fragments less than 5mm in width and they are polluting the world’s water systems at alarming levels. This talk will explore the impacts of microplastics on critical water resources, our marine and freshwater food supplies, and also highlight efforts here at Northeastern to develop sensors to more efficiently quantify microplastics in real time.
Ethan Edson is a Research Technician in the Field Robotics Laboratory at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center. Working alongside his adviser, Mark Patterson, Ethan has developed a suite of in situ sensors and sampling devices to help better quantify microplastic pollution in water.
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