EAS Congress 2021: Webinar on Replicable Models on Marine Plastic Pollution Monitoring

East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2021

Webinar on Replicable Models on Marine Plastic Pollution Monitoring

Greetings from EAS Congress Secretariat!


We are pleased to invite you to the Webinar on Replicable Models on Marine Plastic Pollution Monitoring, which will be held on 9 November 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT+7) via Zoom.

As one of the public events of this year’s East Asian Seas Congress, the webinar aims to highlight the lessons learned from the ASEAN-Norwegian Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region (ASEANO) and other efforts in Asia to reduce the flow of plastic waste into the ocean.

Funded by the Norwegian Development Program to Combat Marine Litter and Microplastics for the period 2019-2022, ASEANO is led by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Indonesia in close collaboration with PEMSEA Resource Facility and the ASEAN Secretariat under the purview of the endorsing ASEAN sectoral body, the ASEAN Working Group on Coastal and Marine Environment (AWGCME).

The project aims to develop a set of sound and sustainable measures to reduce the impacts of plastic pollution and their implications on socio-economic development and the environment focusing on the city/municipal level, specifically West Java (Indonesia) and Cavite (Philippines) as project sites. In particular, a novel catchment-based model will be developed to quantify the release, transport, and fate of plastic pollution and their future trends under different management options. This will result in the development of targeted and cost-efficient measures for the reduction of plastic waste. The project will also work on the monitoring and evaluation aspect of plastic pollution, particularly the development of a catalog of monitoring methods; and conduct of capacity-building. The results of the project will then be synthesized into sector-specific roadmaps on plastics management for potential extrapolation to the ASEAN region.

At the end of the webinar, participants are expected to have a clear understanding of the importance of monitoring in plastic pollution management and have a broad picture of the state of play of marine plastic pollution in Asia with case studies within and beyond the ASEANO Project that can be adapted and replicated in other sites.

For queries, kindly contact Mr. Thomas Bell, Programme Manager at PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF), through tbell@pemsea.org. For other information and updates on the EAS Congress 2021, kindly visit https://eascongress2021.pemsea.org/.

We look forward to your active participation.

Interested individuals should register by 5 November 2021, 11:59 PM (GMT+7) to join the event.