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During the last days in Marseilles, from 11 to 13 March, a meeting took place concerning the project CaponLitter (Capitalising good coastal practices and improving policies to prevent marine litter).

In the last week of February, a meeting of the EnviroPlanet (Thematic Newtork of Micro- and Nanoplastics in the Environment) project has took place. In that meeting, it was discussed about the present status of microplastic and marine pollution researches in different scientific areas.

Together with Dr. Javier Lorenzo-Navarro and Dr. Modesto Castrillón-Santana, professors at the Faculty of Computer Science, we have developed a free software for the automation of the counting and identification of microplastics.

Last Saturday, January 25, the investiture ceremony of the new doctors of the ULPGC took place. It was attended by our colleague Mayte Tames-Espinosa, accompanied by her tutors May Gómez and Ted Packard. 

 

During the 27th and 28th of November, in La Laguna (Tenerife island), the first meeting of partners and the official presentation of the IMPLAMAC (MAC2/1.1a/265) project took place.

This week, the 6th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium was held in Cape Town (South Africa) from the 4th to the 6th of November.

Last friday of every September takes place the "European Researchers Night". This year, it becomes in the MacaroNight: "the first project to bring together the Macaronesian archipelago in one single night" (www.macaronight.eu).

During last week, from 9 to 12 September, we participated in the 20th Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology Studies celebrated in the Minho University (Braga, Portugal). Works presented were:

- Microplastic: the invisible threat (oral presentation, Alicia Herrera)

Yesterday (06.AUG.2019), our colleagues Dr. May Gomez and Dr. Ted Packard visited the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Center (https://www.whoi.edu/).

This morning, our collegue Mayte Tames-Espinosa presented and defended her doctoral thesis "Enzyme assays in assessing respiratory metabolism in marine plankton" after a number of productive and tough work.