Measuring Marine Plastic Debris from Space: Initial Assessment of Observation Requirements

@article{MartinezVicente2019MeasuringMP,
  title={Measuring Marine Plastic Debris from Space: Initial Assessment of Observation Requirements},
  author={Victor Martinez-Vicente and James R. Clark and Paolo Corradi and Stefano Aliani and Manuel Arias and Mathias Bochow and Guillaume Bonnery and Matthew Thomas Cole and Andr{\'e}s C{\'o}zar and Rory Donnelly and Fidel Echevarr{\'i}a and François Galgani and Shungudzemwoyo P. Garaba and Lonneke Goddijn-Murphy and L Lebreton and Heather A. Leslie and Penelope K. Lindeque and Nikolai Maximenko and François-R{\'e}gis Martin-Lauzer and Delwyn Moller and Peter Murphy and Lorenzo Palombi and Valentina Raimondi and J{\'u}lia Wiener Reisser and Laia Romero and Stefan G. H. Simis and Sindy Sterckx and Richard C. Thompson and Konstantinos N. Topouzelis and Erik van Sebille and Joana Mira Veiga and A. Dick Vethaak},
  journal={Remote Sensing},
  year={2019},
  volume={11},
  pages={2443}
}
Sustained observations are required to determine the marine plastic debris mass balance and to support effective policy for planning remedial action. However, observations currently remain scarce at the global scale. A satellite remote sensing system could make a substantial contribution to tackling this problem. Here, we make initial steps towards the potential design of such a remote sensing system by: (1) identifying the properties of marine plastic debris amenable to remote sensing methods… CONTINUE READING

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