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.

The Draft Road Map

Hans-Peter Plag

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA

During the 2018 Workshop in Brest, input for a road map helping to address the problem of plastics in the ocean was collected in a participatory effort. Focus was on six months, two years, and five years goals. The resulting draft road map will indicates four main themes: community building, observation and monitoring, mitigation plastics and reducing its presence, linking data and knowledge to actions and informing governance. The outcomes of the present workshop should include a consensus on the long-term vision (five years), a more detailed and refined road map, and a work plan for the next six month before the next workshop.

Type of contribution: Presentation.

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