The 11th SETAC Europe Special Science Symposium will be organised in Hotel Marivaux, Brussels, Belgium. The event is planned as a two-day meeting, to be conducted 20-21 October 2015. 

Global Environmental Change and Mercury Pollution: Environmental Governance, Research and Management of Converging Issues

This symposium will address how science, biomonitoring and policy can be integrated for the successful implementation of the UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury. The meeting is designed as a capacity building event with the goal to bring together different stakeholders to develop methods and application of these methods to the UNEP Minamata Convention and to discuss current and future research needs. Given the breadth of the Minamata Convention, we plan to focus the symposium on selected aspects that will require the most immediate and broad attention from signatory countries upon the ratification and entry into action of the Convention. Special attention will be dedicated to the current provision of EU legislation with regard to Mercury management and risk assessment.