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University of Hawaii
Brian Taylor, Dean
School of Ocean & Earth
Science & Technology
Marine Debris poses a
hazard to navigation
& ecological health,
& transports species
May float,
submerge,
break down
(micro-plastics)
&/or sink
Natural,
human
or both
Need for
mapping
monitoring
modeling
Marine Debris
- natural
Pumice raft from Krakatau Caldera eruption in Indonesia (photo credit: swisseduc.ch)
Human rubbish
3/11/11
Marine Debris
-natural event,
human refuse
Satellite? - large, or small?
Single, or constellation?