Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?

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

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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.

A pathway to deeply interoperable semantic technologies across marine debris, Essential Ocean Variables, and the Sustainable Development Agenda

Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Over the past 5 years, a rich and interoperable suite of semantic technologies representing environmental entities and knowledge pertinent to policy frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals have emerged. More recently, these are being linked to the Global Ocean Observing System's Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) to promote machine-actionable operations across coherent and web-accessible knowledge representations. In this presentation, I will provide a briefing on the status quo and short- to mid-term goals of these solutions, highlighting the research and development needed to integrate knowledge about plastics and other marine debris into the fold.

Type of contribution: Presentation.

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