RIVM and Chinese monitoring center for oceans exploring collaboration
Publication date: 20 June 2016
Modificationdate: 20 October 2016
Knowledge development in China is valuable for addressing environmental issues in Europe, and vice versa. Therefore, RIVM and the Chinese National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC) are exploring possibilities for knowledge exchange and collaboration. During a visit of a delegation of NMEMC, the parties have explored possibilities for collaboration. RIVM looks forward to developing a working relationship.
The NMEMC has
technical support duties in marine environment monitoring and
protection. Also, it is occupied with sea use surveillance and
management. The institute has extensive knowledge and experience in
monitoring and assessing marine debris.
Microplastics and standard setting
and NMEMC share
common ground in various areas of expertise. Possible fields of
collaboration include microplastics, environmental standard setting
and endocrine disrupters. RIVM
supports policymakers in dealing with microplastics by studying
sources of microplastics and facilitating policymaking, also at