Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?

An IEEE OES event
16-18 December 2019 – Brest, FRANCE

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Background Material
IEEE OES Initiative
Cascais 2020 Workshop
Oceans 2019 Town Hall
Brest 2018 Workshop

Marine debris pose a mounting threat to life in the oceans and on land, including human life, and technologies to observe, measure and monitor the flow of debris into, and within, the oceans are urgently needed in support of mitigating the threat.

Session Description

Session 6: Connecting Data to Action

In this session, knowledge needs related to policy making addressing the challenge of marine debris will be introduced in two keynotes. After that, a participatory effort will be made to develop a vision for the initiative.

With the goal to develop a vision for what should be achieved within the next five years, the following activities are planned:

1400 - 1405:R. Garello and H.-P. Plag: Introduction
1405 - 1410:Individual: The Current Situation
1410 - 1415:Individual: The Desirable Future in Five Years
1415 - 1445:Four Breakout Groups: Synthesis of Vision
1445 - 1500:Rapporteurs: Reports to Plenary
1500 - 1510:All: Vote on Draft Visions
1510 - 1530:All: Polishing the Consensus Vision

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