Microplastic research

Last week, here in ULPGC, from 14 to 18 of june, was held a course named “Introduction to the Microplastic research”, organized by us. During that week,  6 talks and  5 workshops were given.  






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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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Dr. Alicia Herrera wins a research award

On June 10, the ceremony of recognition of the winners of the III Cátedra Telefónica ULPGC Competition took place, where our colleague Alicia Herrera received the first prize in the category Innovation/Research Project.

This well-deserved prize was awarded thanks to her project: Study of the incorporation of marine microplastics to the food webs in the Canary Islands (MICROTROFIC)

We congratulate our colleague!


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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: http://www.enviroplanet.net/


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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