The Global Mercury Partnership, Mercury Air Transport and Fate Partnership Area, and the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention, together with the International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant and the Geneva Environment Network co-organized a webinar on “Multimedia modelling of global mercury movement” as part of Minamata Online Sessions.
The objective of this event was to highlight interactions and linkages between the scientific community and international policy on the opportunities that multimedia modelling covering air, water, biota and humans provides for assessing the state of the environment and the effectiveness of the Minamata Convention.
The event saw a virtual attendance of 130 participants and counted with the following panelists:
- Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Teeraporn Wiriwutikorn, Co-chair, Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group
- Nicola Pirrone, Research Director, CNR –Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, Italy
- David Evers, Executive Director and Chief Scientist of Biodiversity Research Institute
- Oleg Travnikov, Senior Scientist, Project Leader, Meteorological Synthesizing Centre -East of EMEP, UNECE/CLRTAP
- Nkanyiso Mbatha, Doctor, University of Zululand
- Elsie Sunderland, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Harvard University
- Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Officer, Minamata Convention on Mercury
This weekly digital series, aimed at better understanding the Convention's provisions, as well as policy and scientific aspects, will be held weekly until 1 December. Attendance is free for each session and registrations for the upcoming events are open. More information about Minamata Online, the season’s calendar and registration details can be found here.