Dr Giuseppe Suaria from CNR-ISMAR participated with a keynote lecture about “Port areas, microplastics and sustainability in the era of the great acceleration” on 10-12th May 2024 in La Spezia, Italy to a public event named “De Portibus” Festival. This innovative festival focused on the sustainable relationship between cities and their ports, with all the issues relating to interaction with communities and territories. During this meeting some results obtained during the NAUTILOS project were also presented to the public.