Marine Debris Program Attends Nanoplastics Workshop
FEBRUARY 3, 2020 — On Jan. 29, the Marine Debris Program’s Chief Scientist, Amy V. Uhrin, and Research Analyst, Carlie Herring, participated in the United States Government Informal Nanoplastics Interest Group workshop held in Washington, D.C.
Amy provided a short presentation on the Marine Debris Program and engaged in group discussions. This was the first face-to-face meeting of the group. The group was initiated to figure out: 1.) who is doing what within the U.S. government with respect to nanoplastics; 2.) what needs to be accomplished; 3.) who would like to participate in those efforts, and 4.) how collaboration can be incorporated to achieve common goals, minimizing duplication of effort.
For more information, please contact Amy.Uhrin@noaa.gov.