Project Title

Study on the Origin and Distribution of Microplastic in Typical and Marine APEC Region 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

OFWG 06 2015S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

OFWG 06 2015S 

Project Title

Study on the Origin and Distribution of Microplastic in Typical and Marine APEC Region 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2017 

Sponsoring Forum

Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) 

Topics

Fisheries; Marine Conservation; Oceans 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

China 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Japan; Korea; Russia 

Expected Start Date

01/10/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/03/2019 

Project Proponent Name 1

Mengmeng Tong 

Job Title 1

Associate Professor 

Organization 1

Ocean College, Zhejiang University 

Postal Address 1

No. 1 Zheda Rd, Dinghai District, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China 

Telephone 1

86-18858160402 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

mengmengtong@zju.edu.cn 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Mengmeng Tong 

Project Cost (US$)

$120,000.00 

Project Summary

This study aims to investigate the source and distribution of microplastics in typical APEC region, especial in China. Research will conduct from two dimensions, namely on the spatial scale to investigate where the microplastics come from and go and on the biological scale to investigate how the microplastics transfer through food chain. Yangtze River and Pearl River estuary are selected as the typical waters. During the first year, samples from waters, sediments, mussels and fishes were collected at different sites. Methods of extracting mircoplastics from different sources were studied, optimized and established. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of microplastics will then be conducted. Finally, a spatial distribution map of microplastics will be established on the second year. The designed project meets the APEC's goal of managing marine waste pollution and supports the APEC's call on marine and coastal resource conservation and sustainable development. The implementation of the project will open up a new situation for studying the marine microplastics in China, and provide theoretical and practical background information for the pollution control in China.

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