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Ocean Plastics Lab Exhibition - Free Admission

Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
Date: Monday, 09 April 2018 - Thursday, 19 April 2018

Venue: Brussels  |  City: Brussels, Belgium

THE OCEAN PLASTICS LAB IS COMING TO TOWN!

Every Year, between 4.8.and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic end up in the ocean. That is the equivalent of 35 shipping containers filled with plastic is dumped into the seas and oceans every hour - with disastrous effects for animals and vegetation. Science and society have to find solutions together!

The Ocean Plastics Lab is an exciting exhibition showcasing what science is doing to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. Visitors can find out more about the projects, experiment themselves and learn about citizen science initiatives.

This international travelling exhibition will open its doors to the Brssels public on the Esplanade Solidarność 1980, in front of the European Parliament from 9-19 April. It's open daily and free of charge! The exhibition content is available in English, French, Dutch, German and Italian.

The Ocean Plastics Lab is an initiative supported by the European Commission, the SEARICA Intergroup of the European Parliament and was initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) and is coordinated by the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM).

In addition to the exhibition, a number of events will take place: 

9 April: European Parliament, SEARICA: A Roundtable discussion on a "Mission Plastic-free Ocean", 15.30-18.00

10 April: European Parliament, SEARICA: High-level conference conference on "Science & innovation for a healthy ocean", 09.00-12.00:
http://searica.eu/fr/evenements/conference/science-innovation-for-a-healthy-ocean-2

11 April: European Parliament, SEARICA: "Towards a circular economy and sustainable tourism on islands", 10.00-13.00:
http://www.searica.eu/en/events/conferences/towards-a-circular-economy-and-sustainable-tourism-on-islands

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