Academy of Finland awards significant funding for research at SIB Labs

Research Manager Arto Koistinen from SIB Labs secured 262,641 euros of funding for the Microplastics in Finnish waters project. Microplastics are known to be prevalent and potentially harmful in waters; however, their effects on food webs are not very well known. The project looks for ways to manage microplastic emissions in urban settings and to analyse storm water microplastics and the related adverse effects on aquatic biota in Finnish coastal waters and freshwaters. The research group will characterize microplastics by applying newest material identification methods to biological and environmental samples.