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Mar 19 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Tools for Sensing Microplastic Pollution, an Emerging Food Security Issue
A “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
Microplastics are small plastic fragments less than 5mm in width and they are polluting the world’s water systems at alarming levels. This talk will explore the impacts of microplastics on critical water resources, our marine and freshwater food supplies, and also highlight efforts here at Northeastern to develop sensors to more efficiently quantify microplastics in real time.
Featuring: Ethan Edson, Research Administrator, Field Robotics Laboratory, Northeastern University
Sponsored By: Presented by Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, & the Department of Political Science