Monthly Archives | May 2016

Micro 2016, the worldwide conference on Microplastics

From May 25 to 27 2016 worldwide researchers on the ‘fate and impact of microplastics in marine ecosystems’ gathered in Arrecife, Lanzarote to talk about the current state and developments. During these three days many presentations were given and many posters presented. One of them was Abby Barrows, researcher for, whom we finally got to meet, which was great! While staying on board of the ‘Orion’ she shared lots of insights in her work and we had lively conversations on the topic, also with other participants at the conference. Although we are not scientists ourselves, we were invited to… Read More

Upcoming events in May and June 2016

With Fimar 2016 our summer season to sail around the Canary Islands while taking samples for microplastics and help develop a methodology for sailors to report the sightings of cetaceans. Here is where you can find us the coming weeks: From May 25 to May 27 we will be present at Micro 2016, the international conference in Arrecife, Lanzarote. Together with many scientists we will talk about and listen to the latest information and developments around the global issue of microplastics. One week later, on June 3rd, we will give a presentation at Puerto Calero, also on Lanzarote, to be followed… Read More

FIMAR 2016: an Impression

We look back on a great weekend at FIMAR 2016! Thanks to the support of friends, we could build a great stand and talk to a lot of people about our activities and what can be done to save the oceans. Also, we had a lot of media coverage. Here is a little impression: Tic Tac media made a nice video about the event, you can spot us at 10:45:

Ocean Conservation and Research at FIMAR 2016

FIMAR is an annual nautical event which takes place from May 6 to May 8 in Las Palmas. There are lots of activities for everyone, like sailing, supping and kayaking. And next to the presentations of many nautical companies, there will be attention for the science of the oceans too. This year’s motto is: The Ocean is Energy. Our focus will be on our upcoming project Citizen Research for Ocean Conservation Canary Islands 2016. During FIMAR you can have a sneak preview, with highlights on the abundance of cetaceans in the waters around the Canary Islands. We will also pay attention… Read More