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PensamENTs | Patrizia Ziveri

March 21 @ 12:00 - 13:00

A new session of PensamENTs online will take place next March 21. This time, the guest will be Patrizia ZiveriICREA Research Professor at ICTA-UAB. The session will be online and in English.

Entitled “Actions of cities and regions in the Mediterranean Sea area to fight sea pollution”, Patrizia Ziveri will present his recent study. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the most common types of marine pollutants in the Mediterranean Sea and focuses on the accelerating accumulation of marine litter and plastics in the Mediterranean Sea. It presents the actions taken by EU Mediterranean regions and cities to respond to diverse pollutants, waste contamination, marine litter and plastic pollution in the marine environment. Based on this assessment, policy recommendations are put forward.

Patrizia Ziveri is ICREA Research Professor at ICTA-UAB where she coordinates the Marine and Environmental Biogeosciences Research Group (MERS) that catalyzes research on the natural and human-driven marine processes and sustainability challenges. Before joining ICREA, she obtained her PhD at the University of Padua (Italy) / University of South Carolina (USA), focusing on the impacts of El Niño climate oscillations on calcareous phytoplankton in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. After a postdoc at USC, she moved to the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as a research scientist / associate professor. She led the first European coordinated effort to address ocean acidification in the Mediterranean Sea (2011-14).  She was the Scientific Director of the ICTA-UAB Center of Excellence ‘María de Maeztu’ (2015-20).

PensamENTs are online sessions organized by ENT to debate on issues related to the environment. ENT invites an expert to each session, who presents his presentation and then opens up to questions and debate.

PensamENTs sessions last one hour and are monthly. They are free and open to everyone. However, you must register to access to each session.