Marine research is one of the three strategic focus areas at UiB. Research, education and innovative solutions around the harmful effects of plastic and how to prevent plastic from ending up in nature are a natural part of this field.
The plastics network will strengthen UiB's position in contributing research-based knowledge about plastics into the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, and contribute to UiB's work on sustainability goal 14, Life below water.
Photo: Alexander Klevedal Madsen
UIB’s network for marine plastic pollution ("Plastnettverket") embraces cross-disciplinary research around plastic and microplastic pollution in our oceans. This encompasses the investigation of the presence, spread and effects of plastic pollution in our oceans, as well as its societal, legal and health implications.