CaponLitter meeting

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). This meeting was attended by our collegue Jorge Rapp, talking about the microplastic pollution problem.





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EnviroPlanet Meeting

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.

Here is the link to its web page:


Part of the EnviroPlanet team attending the meeting:

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SMACC: Free software for microplastics automatic counting and classification

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. The process for the development of this software has been published in the IEEE Access journal, an impact journal within the computer field and finally a web page has been created for free download. The paper has been found in our "Papers" section.

Here is the link to download the SMACC software:

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Investiture of the new ULPGC doctors

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. 


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IMPLAMAC 1er Meeting

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. The protocols to be followed were established, as well as the activities to be carried out by each of the partners in order to carry out the project correctly.

IMPLAMAC web page:

Official presentation to the media and general public:


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Jellyfish Blooms Symposium

This week, the 6th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium was held in Cape Town (South Africa) from the 4th to the 6th of November. Collegues of our team presente there their works about metabolism and microplastic pollution in Pelagia noctiluca and Aurelia aurita organisms.

(1) Respiratory Metabolism Analysis in Aurelia aurita and Pelagia noctiluca

(2) Aurelia aurita polyp response to simulated Marine Heatwaves

(3) Physiological and enzymatic respiration in Aurelia aurita andPelagia noctiluca

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Macaronight 2019

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" ( EOMAR team participated in this event celebrated this year on the 27th of September, with the activity named "Learning about marine flora and fauna. Measuring respiration and photosynthesis underwater". With this activity, EOMAR group wants to contribute to divulge scientific culture.



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20th Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology Studies (XX SIEBM)

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)

- Energetic cost derived form short-term starvation on marine crustacean Palaemon elegans (poster presentacion, Ico Martínez)



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