Upcoming Morss Colloquium

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Microplastics in the Ocean: Emergency or Exaggeration?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lillie Auditorium
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543


Keynote Presentation: The Science of Ocean Plastic Pollution:
Laying the Foundation for Solutions

Dr. Kara Lavender Law

Dr. Law is a faculty member at Sea Education Association, where she studies the distribution of plastic marine debris driven by ocean physics and the degradation and ultimate fate of plastics in the ocean.

Panel Discussion: International Perspectives on Marine Microplastics Research

moderated by Dr. Heather Goldstone, host of Living Lab, WCAI, Cape & Islands NPR


  • Dr. Chelsea Rochman, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Hauke Kite-Powell, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.
  • Dr. Gunnar Gerdts, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
  • Dr. Hideshige Takada, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Dr. Collin Ward, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.

This event is free and open to the public.