Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary (M)
Session Sub-categoryIS
Session IDM-IS17
Title Ocean Plastics, an earth science perspective
Short Title ocean plastics
Date & Time
AM1, AM2 Fri, 26 MAY
PM3 Fri, 26 MAY
PM2 Friday, 26 MAY
Main ConvenerName Atsuhiko Isobe
Affiliation Kyushu University
Co-Convener 1Name Kiichiro Kawamura
Affiliation Yamaguchi University
Co-Convener 2Name Yusuke Okazaki
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University
Co-Convener 3Name Masashi Tsuchiya
Affiliation Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Session Language J
Scope Mismanaged plastic wastes accounting for 70% of marine debris remain persistently in the marine environment, even if they are degraded and fragmentized to tiny microplastics. To date, it has been unknown how this anthropogenic, buoyant, and persistent matter which was first appeared in the earth history, contaminates (or is incorporated into) the earth system. The ocean plastic study requires the insight and methodology of a variety of earth sciences such as the oceanography, geology, and palaeontology. Studies on the plastic circulation loaded from the land/atmosphere to upper oceans and bottom sediments, studies on microplastics as a proxy of the Anthropocene, and studies to establish procedures in monitoring and analyzing macro/microplastics are welcomed.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with -
The Oceanographic Society of Japan, The Palaeontological Society of Japan, PALEO10: Paleosciences Society