Linking Data to Actions on Marine Debris for the Ocean Decade

  • DATE
    May 29-30, 2020
  • Cascais, Portugal

This third Workshop builds on the previous two workshops (November 2018 – workshop on “Technologies for Observing and Monitoring Plastics in the Oceans” and December 2019 – workshop on “Marine Debris Indicators: What’s Next?” ), both in Brest, France.
The workshop will summarize the outcomes of the case study on “Reducing Plastics in the Ocean within a Growing Global Economy: Understanding the Information Needs to Support Interventions” initiated at the 2019 workshop.
The goal will be to have a comprehensive overview of the information needed to inform action on marine debris, both in terms of reducing the flows of debris into the ocean, monitoring the amount and trajectory of debris in the ocean, and assessing the impacts of the debris on the marine biosphere and feedbacks into the humansphere.
The status of implementation of the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System (IMDOS) will be reviewed and developments of means to link information to action will be discussed.

  • Program committee
    René Garello – IEEE OES/IMT Atlantique; Co-Chair

    Hans-Peter Plag  – IEEE OES/ODU; Co-Chair

    Jillian Campbell – UNEP

    Francois Galgani – Ifremer

    Jose Moutinho – Air Centre

    Emily Smail – GEO Blue Planet

  • Registration
    There will be no registration fee for the workshop, but for logistic reasons we will require registration for your participation here:

    Note that this workspace provides a collaborative platform used in preparation of the workshop and during the workshop.