Corpus ID: 11448746

Remote sensing of marine debris to study dynamics , balances and trends

  title={Remote sensing of marine debris to study dynamics , balances and trends},
  author={Nikolai Maximenko},
Nikolai Maximenko, University of Hawaii John Arvesen, Cirrus Digital Systems Gregory Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science James Carlton, Williams College Miguel Castrence, Resource Mapping Hawaii Luca Centurioni, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Yi Chao, Remote Sensing Solutions John Chapman, Oregon State University john… Expand
Toward the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System
Plastics and other artificial materials pose new risks to health of the ocean. Anthropogenic debris travels across large distances and is ubiquitous in the water and on the shorelines, yet,Expand
Evidence that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic
A major ocean plastic accumulation zone formed in subtropical waters between California and Hawaii: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is characterised and quantified, suggesting that ocean plastic pollution within the GPGP is increasing exponentially and at a faster rate than in surrounding waters. Expand
SEASTAR: A Mission to Study Ocean Submesoscale Dynamics and Small-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Processes in Coastal, Shelf and Polar Seas
High-resolution satellite images of ocean color and sea surface temperature reveal an abundance of ocean fronts, vortices and filaments at scales below 10 km but measurements of ocean surfaceExpand
Finding Plastic Patches in Coastal Waters using Optical Satellite Data
It is shown that patches of floating macroplastics are detectable in optical data acquired by the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2 satellites and, furthermore, are distinguishable from naturally occurring materials such as seaweed. Expand
CZMIL as a rapid environmental disaster response tool
The Teledyne Optech CZMIL (Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar) is an airborne system primarily designed for topographic and bathymetric mapping. The combination of a scanning lidar, RGB cameraExpand
Monitoring aquaculture fisheries using Sentinel-2 images by identifying plastic fishery rings
Plastics in the marine environment constitute a significant problem globally. It is estimated that almost 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceanic ecosystem every year. A high concentration ofExpand
Reply to reviewer Manuscript Title : Hyperspectral ultraviolet to shortwave infrared characteristics of marine-: harvested washed ashore and virgin plastics
Combating the imminent environmental problems associated with plastic litter requires a synergy of monitoring strategies, clean-up efforts, policymaking and interdisciplinary scientific research.Expand
Recent Advances in the Study of Oceanic Whitecaps: Twixt Wind and Waves
Although Edward C. Monahan (ECM) spend the majority of his working career at The Department of Marine Sciences of the University of Connecticut (33 years), he also spent 10 years at UniversityExpand
Hyperspectral ultraviolet to shortwave infrared characteristics of marine-harvested, washed ashore and virgin plastics
Abstract. Combating the imminent environmental problems associated with plastic litter requires a synergy of monitoring strategies, clean-up efforts, policymaking and interdisciplinary scientificExpand
Hyperspectral longwave infrared reflectance spectra of naturally dried algae, anthropogenic plastics, sands and shells
Abstract. Remote sensing of litter is foreseen to become an important source of additional information relevant to scientific awareness about plastic pollution. Here, we document directionalExpand


A global inventory of small floating plastic debris
Microplastic debris floating at the ocean surface can harm marine life. Understanding the severity of this harm requires knowledge of plastic abundance and distributions. Dozens of expeditionsExpand
Remote sensing of marine debris
  • D. Moller, Y. Chao, N. Maximenko
  • Environmental Science, Computer Science
  • 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
  • 2016
The state-of-the-art of science and observations, and the stated goals of this workshop to review existing and emerging technologies that could be capable to remotely survey the state of marine debris in the ocean are summarized. Expand
The deep sea is a major sink for microplastic debris
It is shown that deep-sea sediments are a likely sink for microplastics, and the dominance of microfibres points to a previously underreported and unsampled plastic fraction. Expand
Threat of plastic pollution to seabirds is global, pervasive, and increasing
It is predicted that plastics ingestion is increasing in seabirds, that it will reach 99% of all species by 2050, and that effective waste management can reduce this threat. Expand
Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre
Results from 22 years of plankton tows in the North Atlantic showed the pattern of plastics accumulation was indeed as predicted by theories of ocean circulation, but, despite the steady increase in plastic production and disposal, the concentration of plastic debris had not increased and no trend in plastic concentration was observed in the region of highest accumulation. Expand
Monitoring the abundance of plastic debris in the marine environment
Monitoring waste disposal on ships and plastic debris levels in rivers and storm-water runoff is useful because it identifies the main sources of plastic debris entering the sea and can direct mitigation efforts. Expand
Accumulation and fragmentation of plastic debris in global environments
Global plastics production and the accumulation of plastic waste are documented, showing that trends in mega- and macro-plastic accumulation rates are no longer uniformly increasing and that the average size of plastic particles in the environment seems to be decreasing. Expand
Global warming releases microplastic legacy frozen in Arctic Sea ice
When sea ice forms it scavenges and concentrates particulates from the water column, which then become trapped until the ice melts. In recent years, melting has led to record lows in Arctic Sea iceExpand
The impact of debris on marine life.
  • S. Gall, R C Thompson
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Marine pollution bulletin
  • 2015
An extensive literature search reviewed the current state of knowledge on the effects of marine debris on marine organisms, finding that where marine debris combines with other anthropogenic stressors it may affect populations, trophic interactions and assemblages. Expand
Millimeter-Sized Marine Plastics: A New Pelagic Habitat for Microorganisms and Invertebrates
It is highlighted how anthropogenic millimeter-sized polymers have created a new pelagic habitat for microorganisms and invertebrates in Australia-wide coastal and oceanic, tropical to temperate sample collections. Expand