ENVIROPLANET newsletter (January 2022)

January newsletter of the Thematic Network of micro and nanoplastics in the environment (ENVIROPLANET), a thematic research network formed by a set of Spanish research groups working on topics related to pollution by plastic materials, among which we are.
You can find the groups working in this network and the activities in which we have been participating, as well as the publications and dissemination of the work done.

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Postdoctoral contract offer - MICROPLEACH Project

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) announces a merit-based competition for the full-time hiring of a PhD researcher with experience in aquatic ecotoxicology and/or marine pollution to carry out research tasks within the project "Impact of microplastic leachate additives on marine plankton (MICROPLEACH)".

 

More info (in Spanish):

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RESPONSE and FACTS consortia (JPI Oceans)

Our colleague, Dr. Rodrigo Almeda has coordinated the joint activity between JPI OCEANS RESPONSE and FACTS consortia which involved the sampling of microplastics > 10 µm and their associated pollutants in European coastal waters using harmonized sampling and analytical techniques. This collaboration is featured by Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans), the most important intergovernmental platform focus on marine microplastic pollution.

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Another new doctor in our group!

Yesterday, our colleague Daniel R. Bondyale Juez presented and defended his doctoral thesis entitled “’Jellyfish’ as predators and prey. Studying their respiratory metabolism and biochemical composition”. With this work, he provides very new data on the knowledge of gelatinous organisms such as Pelagia noctiluca, Aurelia aurita, Velella velella and Physalia physalis. Congratulations!!

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ENVIROPLANET newsletter (January 2021)

January newsletter of the Thematic Network of micro and nanoplastics in the environment (ENVIROPLANET), a thematic research network formed by a set of Spanish research groups working on topics related to pollution by plastic materials, among which we are. 
You can find the groups working in this network and the activities in which we have been participating, as well as the publications and dissemination of the work done.
 
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Recognition of teaching excellence to our coordinator May Gómez

Our most sincere congratulations to May Gómez, Professor of Zoology and coordinator of EOMAR.

She has received recognition for her excellence in the quality of teaching, in each and every one of the courses evaluated and in each of the dimensions valued: Planning of teaching, development of teaching and results of teaching.

 

 

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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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Vigilia al Océano. Unidos por nuestro mundo marino

On November 23rd, an environmental awareness day was held at the CN Metropole facilities (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) in which we participated.

We set up our stand focused on microplastics and our colleague Eugenio Raymond gave a short talk with the results we have obtained.

 

 

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