The Problem of the Marine Litter
The problem of plastics in our seas and in our food has been pointed out, together with the acidification of the oceans, as one of the most serious problems that can irrevocably affect the life of a healthy planet.
With the goal of reversing the extremely catastrophic scenario that indicates the trend of more plastics in the oceans than fish, UNEP launched the Clean Seas campaign (#CleanOceans) on February 23, 17, as a global initiative to bring together public and private sectora to establish concrete measures to mitigate the problem of water pollution.
In this context, the ECO sailboat and its team of researchers, organizers of this international event with the theme MARINE LITTER OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC, appears as a possibility to organize a research network and initiatives to mitigate and raise awareness of communities, especially on the coasts and islands of the coast Brazilian. Concomitantly with the meeting of researchers, governmental and private sector, will be carried out the launching and baptism of the Sailboat ECO – Scientific and Oceanographic Expeditions.
To bring together the main actors of academia, government and private sector, with interest in developing solutions to mitigate the impacts caused by MARINE LITTER, defining strategies for changes in different levels of production, consumption and disposal of plastic materials and studies related to monitoring and Control of marine pollution
- Performing education and environmental awareness actions with audio-visual presentation during the “Mostra de Curta-Metragens” on the subject of sustainability and the oceans;
- Formation of a research network focused on the South Atlantic to identify and implement initiatives for the conservation of marine life;
- Definition of work groups by topic that may develop scientific, technological and innovation research projects, focused on the main problems related to marine litter, using the ECO Sailboat as a research platform;
- Development of audiovisual material during the meeting to disseminate knowledge related to Marine Litter, through environmental education programs.
1st to 30th September: invitation and registration of the participants
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Credential
8: 30-8: 45 Opening of the event. Greetings to the participants and presentation of the program and objectives of the meeting
8: 45-9: 15 – Presentation of the ECO Sailboat
9:15 – 9:45 Paula Sobral, FCT – New University of Lisbon and MARE- Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences, Lisbon-Portugal – “The problem of Microplastics and Marine Litter”
9:45 – 10:15 NGOs / ABLM – Brazilian Marine Litter Association – Objectives and initiatives
10:15 – 10:45 BRASKEM: Sustainability and strategies of actions in the sector of plastic materials – I’m Green
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee / tea and conversation
11:15 – 11:45 Contextualization of the research on: “Sailboats and their role in scientific and oceanographic research” – André Abreu – TARA Expeditions Foundation.
11:45 – 12:15 – Prof. Zelinda Andrade Leão – UFBA – Federal University of Bahia – “Impact of MARINE LITTER on the coral reefs of Abrolhos”
12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch, coffee and conversation
Parallel session (2:00 pm to 5:00 pm) open to the public: Mostra on Environmental Films, lectures and courses
WORKSHOP – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Workshops for the construction of mental maps, in the following groups: Government, Company, University, Civil Society.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Exercise using the DPSIR (Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) methodology in the evaluation of strategies to mitigate marine litter.
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Coffee / tea and conversation.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Carta Itajaí 2017:
- Proposals for cooperation between work groups for project using the ECO sailboat in the South Atlantic;
- Formation of a transAtlántica network of research on the problematic of the MARINE LITTER;
- Establishment of Environmental Education Program nationwide focusing on local leadership training.
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lecture of Commander Amir Klink – Experience with Navigation and Problems of the Marine Litter
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Confraternization in the Marina of Itajaí and Mostra on Environmental related Films
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 – Baptism Ceremony of the ECO sailboat
Greetings to the invited authorities: Godmother of the ECO sailboat, MCTIC, FINEP, CAPES, CNPQ, FAPESC, Governor of SC, Mayor of Itajaí, Rector of UFSC, Rector of Univali, Director of CTC, FEESC, FAPEU, FEPESE, President SAPIENS PARQUE, Superintendent of CERTI
10:15 – Thanks to the supporters and workers of the ECO sailboat
10:45 – Speech of the Godmother of the ECO sailboat – Prof. Zelinda Margarida Andrade Nery Leão – Institute of Geosciences at the Federal University of Bahia / UFBA
11:20 – Word of the UFSC Rector
11: 35 – Word from FINEP – CAPES – FAPES, Governor of SC, Mayor of Itajaí
11:50 – Closing word: MCTIC
12:00 to 13:00 – Closing cocktail