Proceedings of the International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

  • Mariacristina Cocca
  • Emilia Di Pace
  • Maria Emanuela Errico
  • Gennaro Gentile
  • Alessio Montarsolo
  • Raffaella Mossotti

Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Giuseppe Suaria, Carlo Giacomo Avio, Francesco Regoli, Stefano Aliani
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mel Constant, Philippe Kerherve, Jennifer Sola, Anna Sanchez-Vidal, Miquel Canals, Serge Heussner
    Pages 9-15
  4. Nikoletta Digka, Catherine Tsangaris, Helen Kaberi, Argyro Adamopoulou, Christina Zeri
    Pages 17-24
  5. Maria Luiza Pedrotti, Maria Grazia Mazzocchi, Fabien Lombard, François Galgani, Marie Emmanuelle Kerros, Maryvonne Henry et al.
    Pages 25-29
  6. Mathilde Falcou-Préfol, Mikaël Kedzierski, Jonathan Villain, Marie Emmanuelle Kerros, Amanda Elineau, Maria Luiza Pedrotti et al.
    Pages 31-35
  7. Giovanni Coppini, Svitlana Liubartseva, Rita Lecci, Sergio Cretì, Giorgia Verri, Emanuela Clementi et al.
    Pages 37-45
  8. Ricardo Gouveia, Joana Antunes, Paula Sobral, Leonor Amaral
    Pages 53-57
  9. Mikaël Kedzierski, Véronique Le Tilly, Patrick Bourseau, Hervé Bellegou, Guy César, Olivier Sire et al.
    Pages 59-65
  10. Alessio Montarsolo, Raffaella Mossotti, Alessia Patrucco, Marina Zoccola, Rosalinda Caringella, Pier Davide Pozzo et al.
    Pages 81-88
  11. Meral Yurtsever, Ahmet Tunahan Kaya, Senem Çiftçi Bayraktar
    Pages 89-97
  12. Markus T. Lasut, Miriam Weber, Fransisco Pangalila, Natalie D. C. Rumampuk, Joice R. T. S. L. Rimper, Veibe Warouw et al.
    Pages 107-113
  13. Manuela Piccardo, Serena Felline, Antonio Terlizzi
    Pages 115-120
  14. Natascha Schmidt, Javier Castro-Jiménez, Vincent Fauvelle, Richard Sempéré
    Pages 121-129
  15. Filipa Bessa, Pablo Barría, João M. Neto, João P. G. L. Frias, Vanessa Otero, Paula Sobral et al.
    Pages 131-135
  16. Giulio Pellini, Alessio Gomiero, Tomaso Fortibuoni, Gianna Fabi, Fabio Grati, Anna Nora Tassetti et al.
    Pages 137-149

About these proceedings


This book focuses on different aspects of microplastic pollution, offering authors and readers the opportunity to share their knowledge, identify issues and propose solutions and actions to face this environmental threat. Although plastic pollution is a well-known global problem, the recent discovery of microplastics and nanoplastics in seas and oceans represents a very alarming new environmental challenge. The book offers comprehensive insights into the origins of the problem, its impact on marine environments, particularly the Mediterranean Sea and coasts, and the current research trends aimed at finding technical solutions to mitigate the phenomenon.

It is primarily intended for scientists and decision makers from industry, international, national and local institutions and NGOs


Microplastics and marine environment Microplastic Sea Pollution Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea Sources of microplastics Degradation of microplastics in marine environment Impact of microplastics on marine life Socioeconomic impacts of microplastics Mitigation of microplastic impact water remediation Biodegradable microplastics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariacristina Cocca
    • 1
  • Emilia Di Pace
    • 2
  • Maria Emanuela Errico
    • 3
  • Gennaro Gentile
    • 4
  • Alessio Montarsolo
    • 5
  • Raffaella Mossotti
    • 6
  1. 1.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  2. 2.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  3. 3.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  4. 4.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  5. 5.Institute for Macromolecular StudiesNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)BiellaItaly
  6. 6.Institute for Macromolecular StudiesNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)BiellaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71278-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71279-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6934
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8198
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