28 July - 2 August 2013

The 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant

Organised by:

SCI's Environment, Health & Safety Group


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The International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) has been held periodically since 1992 and has become the pre-eminent international forum for formal presentation and discussion of scientific advances concerning environmental mercury. The 2013 meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, is expected to attract 700-1200 delegates.

The ICMGP in 2013 will be of particular public importance as this will be the year of the launch of the United Nations Environment Programme Global Legal Binding Treaty on Mercury. The ICMGP meeting is therefore perfectly timed to celebrate the official launch of the treaty and to discuss how to put the treaty into practice. This will be the perfect opportunity to match those looking to solve mercury-associated challenges with those who are qualified to give the most appropriate advice.

Submission for poster sessions are invited, as well as opportunities to sponsor, exhibit or volunteer. Please use the contact details below if you are interested.


Event Day

Event Schedule
Mercury measurement
- emissions, air, soil, water, biota, fish, tissue samples
Mercury control
- capture and remediaton
Mercury in waste
- transport and long-term disposal
Mercury and the public
- dentistry, medical uses, batteries, socio-economic
Mercury and gold
- changes in practice and alternative strategies
Mercury in ecosystems
- the Arctic, Great Lakes and other sensitive areas
Mercury legislation
- from the new UNEP treaty down to National standards
Mercury fate and transport
- from emission to deposition and on to consumers
Mercury ecotoxicology
- exposure and risk
Mercury and health
- case studies
- in contaminated sites and remdiation strategies
Mercury source
- coal combustion, chlor-alkali, waste incineration, crematoria
Mercury from natural sources
- volcanoes, natural emissions
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Venue and Contact

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Edinburgh International Conference Centre,
Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE
Please click here for a location map.


+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: info@mercury2013.com

Before 1 May 2013 (early bird fees)


Professional   £500 + vat
Student         £400+vat

After 1 May 2013 (early bird fees)

Professional   £600 + vat
Student         £500+vat

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Additional Info

The call for papers general sessions for ICMGP 2013 is now open. Please submit your abstract for a poster or oral presentation directly via the online submission system here. The closing date for submissions is 15 January 2013.Please note that, as in previous years, there is a charge for abstract submission. This must be paid in full in order for the abstract to be considered and is non-refundable, regardless of whether your abstract is accepted. 

The conference will include plenary sessions covering the most current and relevant topics. The delegates will then move into six parallel sessions to concentrate on more specific topics.