ECORISK2050 kick-off meeting

From 17-21 June, ECORISK2050 scientists and project partners got together for the first project meeting held at the University of York (UK).

On the Monday and Tuesday, short presentations were given on the basic science around the emissions, fate and effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment.

On the Wednesday an ECORISK2050 project meeting took place that also involved the project supervisory team and the project partners.

The last two days of the project meeting we explored and discussed the implications of future changes (climate, urbanisation, demographics) on chemical use, emissions, fate, effects and risks. All ESRs presented their ideas for their PhD project, and brief introductions into the working packages were given. We mapped out how we can integrate all ESR contributions in order to achieve the coupled training goals.

A presentation on global horizon scanning for environmental sustainability was given by Dr. Bryan Brooks of Baylor University (USA). The presentation was recorded and is uploaded as the 1st Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the website. Click here to watch the presentation.