Projects

Ongoing

PeriodProject
2020–2021FARE – First steps towards an Assessment of plastic Risk to the Norwegian Environment, Handelens Miljøfond
2020–NAMC – North Atlantic Microplastic Centre, Sparebank Vest stiftelsen
2020–2023MICRO-OPT – Towards an environmental risk assessment of microplastics – Optimization of monitoring methods and test battery for ecotoxicology testing, Handelens Miljøfond
2020–2023REVEAL – Formation of small plastic particles in the environment and their bioavailability, accumulation and impacts on aquatic species, Norwegian Research Council (MILJØFORSK)
2019–2023LimnoPlast – Microplastics in Europe’s freshwater ecosystems: From sources to solutions, European Commission, H2020 Innovative training network

Finished

PeriodProject
2017–2021PLAWES – Plastics in the model system Weser-Wadden Sea, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2016–2021PlastX – Plastics as Systemic Risk for Social-Ecological Supply Systems, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2016–2019MiWa – Microplastics in the water cycle, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2014–2019Fate and effects of microplastics in large rivers, German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Infrastructure, Germany
2015–2017FreshwaterMPs – Environmental fate and effects of microplastics in freshwater ecosystems, Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
2011–2017ATHENE – Designing new technical wastewater treatment solutions targeted for organic micropollutant biodegradation, European Research Council, Final report summary
2015Eco-Tox Box – Removal of estrogens and antiestrogens in wastewater by activated carbon treatment, Innovation fund for sustainable development, Tübingen University, Germany
2014–2015Fate of estrogens and antiestrogens during advanced treatment of hospital wastewater, Ministry of Environment, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, Final report (in German)
2013Pilot study on microplastics in freshwater ecosystems, Federal Institute for Hydrology, Germany
2012–2016SchussenAktivplus, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
2012–2015ENDETECH, European Commission (FP7), Final report summary
2011–2015TransRisk, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, Final report
2010–2011Mitigation of micropollutants in the aquatic environment with emphasis to advanced wastewater treatment, Federal Environment Agency, Germany (conducted at the Federal Institute for Hydrology)
2007–2010Characterization of Endocrine Disruptors from plastic materials by means of bioassays, Federal Environment Agency, Germany, Final report (in German)