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Walking the Talk by Reducing Waste at Conferences

Posted Thu, 01/28/2021 - 11:00

Although we are not attending in-person events right now, conferences and other large events can generate large amounts of waste from food and beverage, registration, travel, lodging, giveaways, and other activities. At the NOAA Marine Debris Program, we recognize that environmental organizations and scientists have a particular responsibility to reduce the amount of waste generated through these events. In an article recently published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, we highlight our commitment to “walking the talk” by reducing waste at events and preventing potential sources of marine debris.

New Updates on the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference!

Posted Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:00

With over 600 participants expected to attend, the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) provides a unique opportunity to promote science, collaboration, innovation, and action in the marine debris community. Participants will be surrounded by fellow marine debris advocates, educators, researchers, and pioneers during the five-day event taking place in San Diego, California, USA on March 12 -16, 2018. Check out the new and exciting 6IMDC opportunities!

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The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference: Call for Technical Sessions, Important Dates, & More krista.e.stegemann Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:36

The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA, from March 12-16, 2018, and will serve as an opportunity to energize international coordination efforts within the marine debris community. The 6IMDC organizers are pleased to announce updates to the website, including:

Call for Technical Sessions: With a variety of topics available, the 6IMDC organizers are currently soliciting technical session proposals for the conference. Session proposals will be evaluated on technical merit; interest from the greater marine debris community; ability to engage scientists, policymakers, natural resource managers, and industry representatives; and the ability to show a breadth of engagement across disciplines.

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