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Education 2015
 

Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter in 2015

In October 2015 the launch of the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter took place. The Open University of the Netherlands developed the MOOC in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Microplastics in the rivers Meuse and Rhine: developing guidance for a possible future monitoring program

Wilco Urgert

  • dr. A.J. (Ansje) Löhr, Department of Science, Faculty of Management, Science & Technology, Open University
  • dr. F.G.A.J. (Frank) van Belleghem, Department of Science, Faculty of Management, Science & Technology, Open University
  • dr. G. (Gerard) Stroomberg, program manager operational water quality monitoring at Rijkswaterstaat, Lelystad
  • prof. dr. N.M. (Nico) van Straalen, Department of Ecological Science, Faculty of Earth And Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam
  • dr. ir. C.A.M. (Kees) van Gestel, Department of Ecological Science, Faculty of Earth And Life Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam
  • drs. P. (Pieter) Geluk, Department of Science, Faculty of Management, Science & Technology, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen

Praise for the master thesis Microplastics in the rivers Meuse and Rhine

Fall 2015 Wilco Urgert defended his thesis about Microplastics in the rivers Meuse and Rhine. This thesis was awarded with the prize for the best science research from members of the science community at the Open Universiteit Eureka! Festival. 29 November 2015 Ansje Löhr presented at the Eureka! Festival in Amsterdam within the context of the Dutch National Research Agenda 'Plastics in the environment address worldwide'.