The Project “Microplastics in Surface Waters, Their Impacts and Control Methods” that will be conducted by TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center (MAM) with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry General Directorate of Water Management was signed by Mr. Bilal DİKMEN, General Director of Water Management in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Dr. Osman OKUR, Acting President of TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center on November 2, 2020.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Acting Director of TÜBİTAK MAM Environment and Cleaner Production Institute Dr. Selma AYAZ and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Within the scope of the project, microplastics studies will be conducted on surface waters, seas, rivers, transitional water bodies, sea waters, sediments and biota matrices.
The project also aims to determine the impacts of microplastics and to figure out strategies for the development of control methods. Moreover wastes, microplastics and chemicals adsorbed onto microplastics will be taken into account, and their effects on aquatic ecosystem will be investigated.