Remote volunteer program on microplastics launched at Russian Arctic National Park
The research department of Russian Arctic National Park has announced the beginning of a remote volunteer program, Microplastic Pollution of Sea and Coastal Environment. University students and school children have been invited to take part in research work in the following fields: the origin and distribution of microplastics in the sea; experience in studying microplastics in the sea and coastal environment of the Arctic and other regions; social and government measures to reduce the microplastic pollution of the sea and coastal environment, as well as prevention measures (both existing and under development of various countries and with their assistance).
"The issue of microplastics polluting the Arctic environment is quite pressing. We are inviting any volunteers who are ready to work in this direction together with us," said national park's leading research fellow Olga Netsvetayeva.
National park experts do not rule out the possibility that the most eager and diligent volunteers will later on be able to get involved in field research work in the park.
For more information, contact Olga Netsvetayeva, supervisor of volunteers and leading research fellow at the research department of Russian Arctic National Park at +7 (8182) 65-38-58 or firstname.lastname@example.org.