The Shaw Institute is a 501(C)3 nonprofit scientific research organization based in Maine and New York City. Founded in 1990 by Dr. Susan Shaw (as the Marine & Environmental Research Institute), its mission is to discover and expose environmental health threats through innovative science and engage in strategic partnerships to improve human and ecological health. Over three decades, the Institute’s pioneering research on ocean pollution, sentinel species, flame retardants, plastics, and climate change has fueled public policy nationally and internationally.
At the world's first Plastic Health Summit in Amsterdam, Dr. Shaw will deliver a keynote to address an international audience of journalists and the scientific community.
The conference aims to bring to light the dangers of plastic on human health in front of the world's media and kick-start a wave of solutions-focused research and innovation initiatives.
On October 22 to 25, Dr. Susan Shaw attended Muhlenberg College’s Center for Ethics, where she delivered a series of lectures on topics related to key health threats we face in the Anthropocene era, including the hazards of photochemicals, chemical exposure, plastic pollution, the legacy of the BP oil spill, and cancer in the fire service. Learn more here.
View Dr. Shaw’s talk Science, Lies and Politics posted at TEDxMidAtlantic SUPERPOWERS
The International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea
Dr. Susan Shaw will open the conference with her keynote address: "Confronting the Global Plastics Crisis: Challenge of the 21st Century"
Carter Preserve, Surry, ME
Maine Coastweek Beach Clean-Up Day
Plastic Health Summit
The world's first international Plastic Health Summit will unite leading scientists, policymakers, and innovators to deliver state-of-the-art research on micro- and nanoplastics, plastic additives, and health to the public.
As a key member of the Plastic Health Summit leadership team, Shaw Institute founder Dr. Susan Shaw will deliver a keynote address.