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03/19/2019

New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue

Time: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Renaissance Park 909, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02129
Sponsored By: Presented by Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, & the Department of Political Science
Contact: internationalcenter@northeastern.edu
More Information: https://news.northeastern.edu/2015/06/09/student-designs-sensor-for-ocean-microplastic-research/

“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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