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Dr. Piotr Jachimowicz presents groundbreaking research on microplastic pollution at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava

05 July 2024
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Piotr Jachimowicz, Junior Researcher at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, presented the topic "Tourism's Plastic Legacy: Examining Microplastic Pollution in Water Bodies" at the Institute of Environmental Technology. The presentation encompassed his experiences related to plastic pollution on Malta's beaches and the results of the Interreg Lakes connect project.
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Presentation highlights

Dr. Jachimowicz’s talk emphasized that the issue of plastic pollution affects not only seas and oceans but also local water bodies. The presentation of the Lakes connect project showcased both the scientific aspects of the research and its impact on local communities and local governments.


Key points

Key points of the presentation:

  • analysis of microplastic pollution in various aquatic environments;
  • the impact of tourism on the presence of plastic in aquatic ecosystems;
  • the importance of actions to protect aquatic environments at both international and local levels;
  • the role of Lakes connect annd other research projects in raising public awareness about the microplastic problem.

Impact and collaboration

This meeting provided scientists with an opportunity to exchange experiences and discuss best practices and future directions for research on plastic pollution. Dr. Jachimowicz’s presentation contributed to deepening knowledge about the impact of microplastics on aquatic ecosystems and highlighted the importance of international cooperation in addressing global environmental issues. This event also served as an excellent opportunity to promote the Lakes connect project, particularly its results


The event proved highly beneficial for researchers, enabling them to share insights and fostering discussions on innovative approaches to tackle plastic pollution. It also served as an excellent platform to explore potential collaborations and synergies between different research initiatives focused on environmental protection and sustainability, while showcasing the valuable outcomes of the Lakes connect project.