The challenges faced by environmental scientists, industrial innovators and policy makers is enormous due to the complexity, cross-disciplinary and wickedness of many of the most pressing environmental challenges. These include ecosystem resilience to the combined stressors of increased pollution and climate change, the intersection of legacy and emerging pollutants as highlighted by the current "plastic crisis", not to mention the huge effort required collectively to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals. A FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) and open data ecosystem is crucial to all three activities – to advance research progress, to drive innovation and positive socioeconomic impact, and to allow policy makers access to relevant information to drive change!
To support the transition to open science and showcase the role of open data for enhanced global environmental protection, the SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting in 2020 in Dublin will bring together scientists from various disciplines in Academia, Business, Government and NGOs to share, debate, discuss, disseminate and facilitate the re-use of their most recent scientific knowledge. The topics include:
the fate and behaviour of emerging and legacy pollutants, at cellular, organism, community, population and ecosystem levels;
the development of solutions to reduce, replace and regulate the use of known pollutants;
strategies to mitigate and remediate contaminated soil, air and water; and
innovations to foster more sustainable practices in agriculture, waste treatment, resource management and more.
The scientific programme consists of 7 tracks for parallel sessions. Have a look at the session descriptions before submitting your abstract:
1. Ecotoxicology and Human Toxicology: From Molecules to Organisms, from Omics to in Vivo
2. Ecotoxicology Becomes Stress Ecology: From Populations to Ecosystems and Landscapes
3. Environmental Chemistry and Exposure Assessment: Analysis, Monitoring, Fate and Modelling
4. Ecological Risk Assessment and Human Health Risk Assessment of Chemicals, Mixtures and Stressors and Risk Mitigation Strategies
5. Life Cycle Assessment and Foot-Printing
6. Environmental Policy, Risk Management, and Science Communication
7. Think-Outside-The-Box (Fundamentally New Concepts, Innovative/Controversial Ideas, Interdisciplinary Issues)