Marine Litter: Solutions for Monitoring, Mitigation and Prevention,
September 27, 2022, Brest, France

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Marine Litter Session @Sea Tech Week®

Special Session on Marine Litter @Sea Tech Week®

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society is organizing a special session entitled "Marine Litter: Solutions for Monitoring, Mitigation and Prevention" taking place on Sept 27, 2022 during the Sea Tech Week®, Sept. 26-30 2022, in BREST, France. The special session will precede and inform the workshop on “Marine Litter: Solutions for a Cleaner Ocean”, that will be held on Sept 28 to 29, 2022.Convenor: IEEE-OES and Laboratory for Ocean Physics and Satellite remote sensing (LOPS) (France)

While quantitative information on production and use of plastics is to some extent available, the amount and fate of plastics discarded or leaked into the environment is highly uncertain. In particular, knowledge of how much plastics, at different scales down to micro and nano levels, reaches the ocean and the pathways and fate of such plastic in the ocean remain poorly known.

A focus is needed on how science and technology could quantify the pervasiveness of marine pollution and facilitate an understanding of the mitigating impact of reducing the stock of plastics in the ocean. The goals for meeting such a challenge go through the determination of a strategy for monitoring marine litter in the ocean and develop solutions for addressing the problem.

Note that there will be a registration fee for in-person participation in the Sea Tech Week®. A one-day ticket (including lunch and coffee breaks) is €125 plus VAT, and here is the page that details all the information.

The main theme of the conference is: Maritime Transport: towards smarter and greener solutions. The featured country of honour is India, and the special focus this year is on women in marine science and technology.


September 27, 2022

9:00-10:30:Session 1 (Chair: Rene GARELLO): Knowing where and how much
09:10-09:30:Pavec et al: Tools for Monitoring of Micro and Macro Plastics at Sea
09:30-09:50:Comez and Smet: WERA HF Radar to Support Monitoring of Marine Litter and Pollutants
09:50-10:05:Delaney: Remote Sensing Spectral Visibility of Plastics Under Laboratory Conditions
10:05-10:25:Codere et al.: Towards the Use of the Giant Clam T.Maxima as a Biological Integrator of Environmental Contamination in French Polynesia
10:30-11:00:Morning Coffee Break
11:00-12:15:Session 2 (Chair: Rene GARELLO): Where does it come from?
11:00-11:20:Hans-Peter Plag, Dan Martin: Quantifying the Use Chains of Plastics and the Sources of Plastic in the Ocean (Presentation, Abstract)
11:20-11:30:Morfin et al.: Fish & Click: How Participatory Science Helps to Map and Inventory Lost Fish Gear
11:30-11:54:Bertin et al.: Towards a new Decision Support Tool for Marine Litter Monitoring in the Eastern English Channel
11:54-12:10:Botvynko et al.: Deep Learning-Based Approaches to Simulate Lagrangian Particle Dynamics at Sea Surface
12:10-12:25:Maes et al.: Monitoring and Modelling the Circulation of Marine Debris in Indonesia
12:15-15:15:Lunch break and Plenary Sessions
15:15-16:45:Session 3 (Chair: Rene GARELLO): Preventing and Reducing combined with Communication and Decision Support
15:15-15:43:Ramnath et al.: Deep Learning-Based Approaches to Detect Floating Marine Debris for Reducing Marine Pollution
15:43-16:05:Jones et al.: Preventing Plastic Pollution - A Catchment Based Approach to Reducing the Stock of Plastics in the Ocean
16:05-16:25:Salmon, L. and Le Pors, T.: An agent-based modelling approach for maritime plastic recovery optimization
16:25-16:50:Hans-Peter Plag: Towards Mitigation of Marine Litter: Increasing Social Capital Through an Ecosystem of Virtual Community Centers for Marine Litter (Presentation, Abstract)
16:50 - 17:10:Discussion
16:45-17:30:Afternoon Break