November Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email Wageningen University & Research conducts research on microplastics and nanoplastics in the sea, in freshwater and in marine and freshwater organisms. Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that can end up in the environment. The size of these particles are microscopic in size: 50 µm - 5 mm (0.05-5mm). Nanoplastics are plastic particles that are 1,000 times smaller than an algal cell. Wageningen University & Research presents an annual series of two guest lectures for the minor oil & gas in Den Helder. The guest lectures focus on the social and environmental challenges of oil & gas exploitation in the Arctic. Eels do not reproduce in captivity. Yet, scientists of Wageningen University & Research have managed to produce European eel larvae and grow them to adolescence. The challenge is in making them reach sexual maturity. Wageningen Marine Research surveys the Wadden area. The work of researchers in this area has a wide variety of subjects, from dykes, mussel beds and seals to birds, litter and salt marshes.