"Plastic at sea, solutions on the island"
marine ecology & plastic pollution
25th june - 1st July 2023
We are going to initiate Phase II of our workshop strategy: Project elaboration and testing on the island of Elba. During the week of our workshop we are elaborating in small groups under the supervision of our experts on 4-5 different projects. All projects have the potential to implement a change or act as a solution to the plastic problem in the longterm. The program also includes daily lectures on plastic pollution, marine ecology and solution oriented approaches.
During the week you will learn in international and intercultural small groups how to become a hands-on solution creator, how to actively interact with stakeholders, local businesses / authorities, citizens and tourists. Take the chance to share with us one week of studies, brainstorming and exchange of knowledge. Learn to appreciate the beauty of nature on the island of Elba and how to protect it
Phase I: Baseline assessment development
Phase II: Project elaboration and testing
Phase III: Project up-scaling and adaption
Dr. Roman Lehner
Expert in plastic pollution and human health, co-founder of the Sail & Explore Association & workshop leader
MSc Johanna Wiedling
Expert in marine ecology & biodegradable plastics, Sail & Explore expedition and workshop leader
Dr. giuseppe suaria
Expert in marine ecology, plastic pollution. polar explorer, research scientist and sailor
Expert in marine biology, illustrator working on ocean literacy, science communication and outreach with a special focus on plankton
Expert on plastic pollution throughout the entire water cycle: from the Arctic to the top of the Alps via Med sea and rivers
DR. Matteo baini
Expert in ecotoxicology of marine organisms with a focus on emerging contaminants
dr. martina capriotti
Expert in eco-physiology of marine filter-feeders with a focus on the effects of endocrine disruptors
Requirements for participation
There are no requirements needed!
The workshop is addressed to everyone who is interested!
The costs for participating in the workshop including accommodation & board (breakfast, lunch) are as follow :
CHF 850.- / EUR
CHF 650.- / EUR
Up to 200,- CHF/Euro of your travel expenses to Elba and back will be covered by our partner Movetia
Take action and become part in possible solutions for an impact oriented project!
To get more information about the workshop and to register click on the "MORE INFO" button and send us an email to get in touch with us.