Event EUROqCHARM Final Conference
The EUROqCHARM project has officially wrapped up! Our Final Conference was held in Brussels at the Norwegian House on 11 and 12 October of 2023. It was not an easy task to summarize three years of work in two days, but we ensured that the audience got a good distillate. We looked at how harmonisation and standardisation feeds into European and global policy development, how to ensure that local, regional and global monitoring schemes get most of the knowledge that EUROqCHARM has amalgamated and delved into progress made into production of standard materials and reporting formats to ensure quality controlled comparable data. Of course, how to ensure impact resulting from our work and looking ahead was also on the table.
With our Final Conference we aimed to:
- Facilitate dialogue and knowledge exchange between scientists and stakeholders, including policy makers, regulators and monitoring and control bodies.
- Promote the EUROqCHARM community for sustained harmonisation at local, national, regional and global levels.
- Showcase the tools developed within EUROqCHARM to support quality-controlled assessments of plastic pollution.
- Encourage further cooperation and collaboration between scientists and stakeholders.
- Discover how EUROqCHARM’s activities can support the further implementation of harmonized plastic pollution monitoring.
For further questions or comments, please email EUROqCHARM@niva.no.
- Day 1_01 RI challenges and needs in the plastics sector Martin Policar
- Day 1_02 EUR Oq CHARM Introduction Bert van Bavel
- Day 1_03 Enabling multi stakeholder action through GPML Carla Friedrich
- Day 1_04 Monitoring Marine Litterin Europe François Galgani
- Day 1_05 Monitoring Marine Litter in Europe MSFD TGML Georg Hanke
- Day 1_06 New approach to assess the state of the art for monitoring plastic pollution Amy Lusher
- Day 1_07 Progress Toward Meaningful Monitoring Amy Uhrin
- Day 1_08 International harmonization of monitoring methods and data Noriko TAMIYA HASE
- Day 1_09 Environmental monitoring of plastics in Norway Inger Lise Nerland Bråte
- Day 2_01 The Erasmus Maris Initiative Achieving Quality Assurance in Citizen Science Håkan Emteborg
- Day 2_02 The importance of standard development in plastics monitoring Florian Lahrouch
- Day 2_03 Standard ISO CEN methods for monitoring microplastics Nizar Benismail
- Day 2_04 Reference materials for microplastic analysis Marie Louise Tambo Magni
- Day 2_05 Data reporting as a tool for policy EMO Dnet Alessandra Giorgetti
- Day 2_06 Implementing analysis of microplastics under accreditation ISO 17025 Guillaume Drillet
- Day 2_07 Importance of microplastic ILC tests in the Eurofins international laboratory network Gábor Bordós
- Day 2_08 Microplastic testing materials Brigid project experience Camilla Carteny
- Day 2_09 Fostering Collective Action Empowering Stakeholders for Sustainable Solutions Carolyn Brand
- Day 2_10 IMDOS From vision to implementation Artur Palacz
- Day 2_11 EUR Oq CHARM Operational Network Synergies with other EU projects Elena Stoica
- Day 2_12 EUR Oq CHARM Capacity building workshop Vladimir Nikiforov
- Day 2_13 Generating impact Highlights from a three year journey Joan Fabres
- Day 2_14 EUR Oq CHARM Final Conference Closing Amy Lusher
Ambassador of Norway to the European Union
Head of Unit REA.B.3 “Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment”
Policy Officer at Circular Economy & Bio-based Systems unit, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Research Director, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
Bert van Bavel
Chief Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
Carla Friedrich Medina
Programme Management Officer for Plastic Pollution and Marine Litter, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la MER (IFREMER)
Dr. Amy Lusher
Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
European Commission Joint Research Centre
Amy V. Uhrin, Ph.D.
NOAA Marine Debris Program
Deputy Director, Office of Policies against Marine Plastics Pollution, Marine Environment Division, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Inger Lise Nerland Bråte
Norwegian Environment Agency
Scientific/Technical Project Manager, European Commission, Directorate General Joint Research Centre
Kamel Labibes, Ph.D.
Ayam Sailing Europe AISBL (ASE)
Head of Nestlé Quality Assurance Center Vittel
Marie-Louise Tambo Magni
National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS)
Regional Manager for Marine Services at SGS
Eurofins Analytical Services Hungary
International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland
Senior Research Scientist, National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD), Constanta, Romania
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Senior Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
SALT Lofoten AS