Title: Ecological Risks of Chemicals in the Future

Duration: 2018 - 2023



ECORISK2050 aims

a) to assess how the input of chemicals from agriculture and urban environments and their fate, transport and effects are affected by global climate change.
b) to identify potential adaptation and mitigation strategies.
c) to develop a set of tools for use by industry and policy makers.

General activities

The project will organize training activities and secondments for 13 early stage researchers dedicated to tackle different aspects of the fate, effects and risks of chemicals in the environment. Knowledge gained by experiments and modelling approaches developed within the project will help to forecast future risks of chemical pollution.

Expected results

The project will deliver the next generation of scientists, consultants and industry and governmental decision-makers who have the knowledge and skill sets required to address the changing pressures that chemicals emitted by agricultural and urban activities pose to aquatic systems on the path to 2050.


This project was assessed by the European Commission as relevant to the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters”, and in particular for its contribution to the prevention and elimination of pollution – litter and microplastics, as stated in the Portfolio Analysis EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”.


The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813124.