Project Summary

The International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and sub-Arctic Region was planned to be held in Reykjavik from 21 to 23 April 2020 ( It is now an online event 2-4 and 8-9 March 2021. It is hosted by the Government of Iceland in collaboration with the Nordic Council of Ministers, during the Chairmanship of Iceland in the Arctic Council. The Symposium is also sponsored by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the OSPAR Commission, the PAME working group (Arctic Council), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland, UArctic, NordMar, the Harvard Kennedy School and IASC.

The aim of this Symposium is to share scientific knowledge, discuss methodological issues, and offer advice and information for decision makers.

IASC will support the participation to the Symposium of early-career and/or indigenous & local resident


Date and Location: 

2 - 4 & 8 - 9 March 2021 | Online


IASC Working Groups / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Françoise Amélineau


Year funded by IASC



Project Status




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