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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Plastic Ocean Index

Published on Algalita.org 8/2715
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Algalita is developing the Plastic Ocean Index, a GIS (Geographical Information System) that will combine and present in-depth information about the presence of plastic in the world’s oceans.

This platform will allow Algalita and other plastic pollution researchers, including citizen scientists, to manage their data geographically. It is a dynamic tool that translates large amounts of information quickly and efficiently to reveal relationships, patterns, and trends.

The Plastic Ocean Index will provide an effective ongoing surveillance tool for
Algalita and will also be available on the Internet where it will be an easily accessible resource for educational purposes by students, educators, and scientists everywhere.

The Index is expected to launch July 2016.

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