Mapping and modelling marine litter

Publications


Title:Modeling the Exposure of the Macaronesia Islands (NE Atlantic) to Marine Plastic Pollution
Responsible Partner: ARDITI
Date: April 2021
Download: Link
Description: In this study, the potential sources and pathways of marine plastic litter reaching the archipelagos of the Macaronesia region (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Cabo Verde) were assessed by coupling a particle tracking model (OceanParcels) with datasets for ocean currents (GLORYS12V1 and GLORYS2V4), waves (WaveWatch III) and wind (ECMWF ERA-Interim).


Title: Dynamics of floating marine debris in the northern Iberian waters: A model approach
Responsible Partner: IEO Vigo
 Date: February 2019
Download: Link to publication
Description: In this work, the Regional Ocean Modelling System (ROMS), in conjunction with a particle-tracking model, has been used to study the distribution of floating debris in the northern Iberian waters.

 

Participation in Conferences and Symposiums


Title: Dynamics of floating marine debris in the northern Iberian waters: A model approach
Responsible Partner: IEO Vigo
Date & event: 19th -23rd November 2018, MICRO 2018, Lanzarote (Spain)
Download: Abstract 
Description: In this work, the Regional Ocean Modelling System (ROMS), in conjunction with a particle-tracking model, has been used to study the distribution of floating debris in the northern Iberian waters.


Title: Marine litter modelling and hotspots detection in the Atlantic Area.
Responsible Partner: USC
Date & event: 23rd – 25th January 2019, Atlantic from Space Conference (ESA) in Southampton, UK.
Download: Abstract
Description: This work describes the development of a tool for modelling marine litter in the Atlantic Area.