Minamata Online: Multimedia models

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

On 17 November, Minamata Online held an information session on “Multimedia modelling of global mercury movement”.

This online science session, part of the “mercury science” stream, was co-organized by the Minamata Convention Secretariat, UNEP Global Mercury Partnership and ICMGP. It aimed to bridge the scientific community and international policy on the opportunities that multimedia modelling covering air, water, biota and humans provides for assessing the state of the environment and the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention.

The event saw a virtual attendance of 130 participants and counted with the following panelists:

  • Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury
  • Teeraporn Wiriwutikorn, Co-chair, Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group
  • Nicola Pirrone, Research Director, CNR –Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Italy
  • David Evers, Executive Director and Chief Scientist of Biodiversity Research Institute
  • Oleg Travnikov, Senior Scientist, Project Leader, Meteorological Synthesizing Centre -East of EMEP, UNECE/CLRTAP
  • Nkanyiso Mbatha, Doctor, University of Zululand
  • Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Harvard University
  • Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury

This weekly digital series, aimed at better understanding the Convention's provisions, as well as policy and scientific aspects, will be held weekly until 1 December. Attendance is free for each session and registrations for the upcoming events are open. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.

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