Water / Soil / Ground Environment

The symposium on marine litter was held on December 10, 2016.

International and domestic Symposium on marine litter was held in Tokyo on Saturday December 10, 2016.

The participants more than 150 changed their opinions about the latest study situation and their action pushed forward in Japan and foreign countries.

1. Event Details

Date:Saturday, December 10th, 2016
Venue:KAIUN Club, 2F Conference Hall; (2-6-4, Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Hosted by:Ministry of the Environment Japan

2. Programs

1st Session: International Symposium

09:55-10:00

Opening Address
(The Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan)

10:00-10:40

Plastics in the ocean: Are there solutions to this global environmental problem? [2.4MB]
Prof. Richard C. THOMPSON, Plymouth University

10:40-11:20

History and advances in the understanding of the marine microplastic pollution [3.4MB]
Prof. Andrés CÓZAR, University of Cádiz

11:20-12:00

The case of the missing microplastic: Using computers to simulate the sources, pathways and fate of microplastic in the ocean [3.9MB]
Dr. Erik van SEBILLE, Imperial College London

12:00

Closing

2nd Session : Domestic Symposium

13:30-13:45

Opening Address
Policy on marine litter and microplastic [5.1MB]

(The Ministry of the Environment of the Government of Japan)

13:45-14:15

Microplastic pollution : Ubiquitous occurrence, historic perspective, and global trend toward solution [4.4MB]
Prof. Hideshige TAKADA, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

14:15-14:45

Current status and future plan of researches on microplastic distribution from offshore to open ocean [2.8MB]
Dr. Keiichi UCHIDA, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

14:45-15:15

Efforts to reduce marine litter through municipality collaboration [2.6MB]
Mr. Toshiyuki KOBAYASHI, Water and Air Environment Division, Department of Environment and Social Affairs, Mie Prefecture Government

15:15-15:45

Girls' challenge toward the sea floor litter problem in Seto Inland Sea [1.4MB]
Mr. Takashi INOUE, Sanyo Girls' High School

15:45-16:00

Break

16:00-16:30

Warning signs from a deep sea fish, the longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox) in Suruga Bay [1.9MB]
Mr. Yoshihide ITO, Marine Science Museum, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University

16:30-17:00

From a social system of mass production, mass consumption and mass disposal toward a resource recycling system [2.7MB]
Ms. Rieko NONOYAMA, Pal System Tokyo, Consumers' Cooperative

17:00-17:30

Toward the reduction of marine litter production from the inland: Efforts in Hozugawa, Kyoto [2.5MB]
Mr. Sadao HARADA, NPO Save Hozu River Project, Associate Professor, Osaka University of Commerce

17:30-18:00

How should we work on marine pollution caused by plastic trash? [2.3MB]
Mr. Hiroshi KANEKO, JEAN, Japan Environmental Action Network

18:00

Closing

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