October 2, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
The San Francisco Estuary Institute and the 5 Gyres Institute have completed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive regional study of microplastic pollution of a major urban estuary and adjacent ocean environment.
On October 2, join scientists, policy makers, and change leaders for a day of science-informed recommendations and solutions to microplastic pollution. Registration for this symposium is free; however, there are very few seats remaining. We cannot accommodate walk-ins. Alternatively, webinar access is available (registration is required).
Get actionable scientific information, tools, and recommendations to aid your efforts to reduce plastic pollution in the Bay Area, California, and around the globe.
Science and solutions reports and other materials will be publicly available on October 2.
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Programs and Focus Areas:
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Related Projects, News, and Events:
Microplastic Pollution in San Francisco Bay and Adjacent Marine Sanctuaries (Project)
Monitoring San Francisco Bay for microplastics - photo by Plus M Productions
Plastic pollution is gaining global recognition as a threat to the resilience and productivity of ocean ecosystems. However, we are only just beginning to understand the scope and impacts of microplastic particles (less than 5 mm) on coastal and ocean resources, and the San Francisco Bay Area is no exception. A preliminary study of nine water sites in San Francisco Bay, published in 2016, showed greater levels of microplastics than the Great Lakes or Chesapeake Bay.