Mitigating oceanic plastic pollution: modeling inputs, interventions and future scenarios to direct mitigation strategies for achieving measurable improvements to marine ecosystems
The objective of this Pursuit is to develop and validate an online and user-friendly tool for groups to evaluate intervention scenarios aimed at addressing the global challenge of marine plastic pollution. This tool would allow regional agencies, industry, and NGOs to run regionally specific scenarios to predict how these will reduce plastic pollution. As part of the tool, the team also will develop a model that includes sources of plastic entering global oceans, and sinks where plastic is captured or otherwise exits ocean ecosystems. The model will predict future plastic inputs into the ocean, in a similar approach to carbon emissions for climate change scenarios.
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