The Second International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology  

Project Title: The Second International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology

Applicant: The City University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $117,000

Duration: 10/06/98 to 14/06/98 (5 days)

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

Scope: The conference focused on global marine pollution problems in the coming years, especially eutrophication, water borne pathogens and toxic organic chemicals, which were also significant problems in Hong Kong.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes: Some 200 scientists, government officials and consultants from all over the world attended the conference and presented their latest findings in marine pollution research, as well as techniques at the forefront of pollution monitoring and control, many of which were highly relevant to Hong Kong. The keynote speakers who were world renowned pollution scientists, discussed frontier developments in their own fields of expertise. Support from the ECF enabled local research students and green groups to participate in the International Conference and learn about the forefront techniques and current issues in marine pollution, and to interact with experts in this important area.

Towards the end of this conference, a special session was devoted to a discussion of regional marine pollution problems and management. This session allowed local and overseas experts to discuss future needs and strategies of marine pollution studies in the light of new findings presented at the conference, with a view to help in solving some of the imminent marine pollution problems in Hong Kong.