A research cruise organized within the framework of the international BASEMAN project, will start today from Vigo (Spain).
A team of microplastic experts from different research institutes will be on board the R.V. "Ramón Margalef" to study various methods of sampling microplastics.
Valentina Tirelli and Alenka Goruppi of OGS will join collegues from CNR-IAMC of Oristano and Instituto Español de Oceanografía to identify and quantify microplastics collected in the Atlantic region and analyze the data for the validation and harmonization of the methods by which the microplastic are collected.
Return is scheduled for 24 April.