Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, April 5

Location: Room LLC122

9:30 am

Welcoming Remarks by Randy Burd, Senior Vice President, Long Island University

9:35 am

Keynote Speaker: Jesse Ausubel, Chair, Richard Lounsbery Foundation Outpacing Plastic Pollution through Science and Innovation

9:50 am

  • Session 1: Plastic Pollution: Policy, Practice, and Beach Monitoring during the Pandemic

    Research Cohort from the First Symposium hosted by Le Mans University in December 2019

10:50 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

  • Session 2: Towards Global Monitoring Methods and Surveying of Plastic Pollution: Strategies, Methods, Data and Support to Policies

    • Amy V. Uhrin, Chief Scientist, Marine Debris Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    • Eric Chassignet, Director of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies

    • Wolfgang Ludwig, Director of the Centre of Education and Research on Mediterranean Environments

    • Audrey Hasson, Chair, GEO Blue Planet European Office at Mercator Ocean International

    Moderator: Francois Galgani, Project Manager, IFREMER

12:00 pm


1:30 pm

  • Heidi Savelli-Soderberg, Marine Litter Lead, Global Partnership on Marine Litter, UN Environment Programme

    Armchair discussion led by Alex More, Long Island University

2:00 pm

  • Session 3: Plastic Pollution Health Impacts

    Moderator: Guillaume Duflos, Laboratory Manager, Physico-chemical Laboratory Unit at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

3:30 pm

  • Catherine Mouneyrac, French National Agency for Research

3:40 pm

3:50 pm

Afternoon Break

Wednesday, April 6

Location: Room LLC122

9:30 am

Opening Remarks Mireille Guyader, Counselor for Science and Technology, French Embassy

9:40 am

  • Session 4: Assessment of Legal, Regulatory, and Economic Aspects of Plastic Pollution

    Moderator: Peter Snyder, Senior Vice President, University of Rhode Island

10:50 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

  • United Nations Environment Programme: End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument

  • Moderator: Michelle Wyman, Global Council for Science and the Environment

12:10 pm


Table discussions on scientific opportunities for collaboration between France, the United States, and additional country partners. Summit Outcomes,
Alex More, Long Island University
Stéphane Raud, Attaché, French Embassy
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, GCSE

2:00 pm

Remarks by President Kimberly Cline, Long Island University

2:05 pm

2:35 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Randy Burd, Senior Vice President, Long Island University

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

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