U Asia Campus

Korea Coast Guard – 7th International Marine Debris Conference

The University of Utah Career & Internship Development Center is proud to have sent 2 Urban Ecology Major students Yewon Lee & Camilla Shin to represent the Korea Coast Guard for the 7th International Marine Debris Conference located in BEXCO Convention Center in Busan.

There were over 1,000 participants from all over the world working for governments, industry, academia, civil society, and all relevant stakeholders, to discuss the latest science, strengthen collaborations, find solutions and catalyze action to address the urgent, global problem of marine litter and plastic pollution.

The event was hosted by an Executive Committee comprised of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea (MOF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),​ with the organizational support of ​the Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM), and the technical support of​ U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Our students used their knowledge from their courses & their Proficient English ability to communicate with the participants.

Many thanks to Korea Coast Guard for this meaningful opportunity for our Urban Ecology Department.

Please contact uac-careers@utah.edu if your organization is seeking student volunteers and/or supporters for your next event (exhibitions, workshops, concerts, conferences, etc).




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