Conferences and Workshops

 

5th International Marine Debris Conference

March 20-25, 2011
Honolulu, Hawai’i

The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will take place March 20-25, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

http://www.5imdc.org/ 

The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will take place March 20-25, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United Nations Environment Programme are co-organizers of the conference, which will bring together international marine debris researchers, natural resource managers, policy makers, industry representatives, and the nongovernmental community. This conference will highlight research advances, allow sharing of strategies and best practices to assess, reduce, and prevent the impacts of marine debris, and provide an opportunity for the development of specific bilateral or multi-country strategies.

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NOAA Submerged Derelict Trap Detection Methods Workshop

June 2-4, 2009
Silver Spring, MD

http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/trapwkshop.html

Background

The NOAA Submerged Derelict Trap Methodology Detection Workshop was held June 2-4, 2009, in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The objectives of this workshop were to review existing methods for locating, surveying, and assessing derelict traps, to share best practices across different projects, and to prepare a document that would be available to any interested party to assist them in choosing the best detection system.  This invitation-only workshop was hosted by the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Days were organized to focus the first day on derelict pot detection methodology and the second day on techniques for assessing impacts to habitat, target and/or non-target species from derelict pots, which varied by project.  A Detection System Selection Guide was developed based on the discussion at the workshop and the presenter abstracts and presentations. 

Proceedings

Proceedings of theNOAA Submerged Derelict Trap Methodology Detection Workshop are available as a NOAA Technical Memorandum (NOAA-TM-NOS-OR&R-33). The full technical memo contains a description of what is contained within the proceedings document, abstracts of all presentations, a copy of each presentation, the meeting agenda and a list of the workshop participants and contact information.

Morison, S. and P. Murphy (eds.). 2009. Proceedings of the NOAA Submerged Derelict Trap Methodology Detection Workshop. June 2-4, 2009. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS- OR&R-32.

Abridged proceedings document (PDF 2.4MB)
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/pdfs/trapwkshop.pdf

 

 

 

Workshop on the At-sea Detection and Removal of Derelict Fishing Gear

December 8-9, 2008
Honolulu, HI

http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/atseawkshp.html

Background

Derelict fishing gear (DFG) is a threat to marine ecosystems, posing entanglement hazards for marine life, smothering the living substrate upon which it settles, and in at least one case to date serving as a vector for the introduction of alien species. Across the Pacific, DFG is now recognized as a major environmental threat to coastal and nearshore areas. A regional “hotspot” for DFG is the Hawaiian Archipelago, particularly the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, due to their proximity to the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, an area where ocean currents accumulate DFG from the North Pacific Ocean.

Workshop

A summit of NOAA, other federal agency, and private sector experts in marine debris, oceanography, biology, and remote sensing technology was held December 8-9, 2008, to identify existing knowledge, gaps in understanding, and actions that can be taken to allow progress toward at-sea detection and removal of derelict fishing gear. This workshop was coordinated by the NOAA Marine Debris Program.

Workshop objectives:

  • Development of an action strategy through government and private sector expertise to research, develop, and test technologies and protocols to assess the amount of DFG in the North Pacific and ultimately detect and remove DFG from the pelagic environment before it reaches sensitive nearshore environments.
  • Identification and synthesis of existing information on the behavior and movement of marine debris in the North Pacific; appropriate sensor, UAS, and anomaly detection technologies; and activities that have been undertaken to date to detect and track derelict fishing gear.

Proceedings

Click here to download (PDF 8.2MB)
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/pdfs/atsea.pdf

 

 

 

International Research Workshop on the Occurrence, Effects, and Fate of Microplastic Marine Debris

September 9-10, 2008
Tacoma, WA

http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/rschwkshop.html

Background

Over the last year, public interest in marine plastics has increased due to media coverage of the greater issue of marine pollution.  This increased attention to small plastic debris has highlighted the limited information on the amount, location, and environmental impacts of small plastics.  In order to address the specific research issue of microplastics in the marine environment, the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) coordinated this meeting bringing together scientific experts from around the world with expertise in the varied topics of microplastic occurrence and movement in the oceans, direct effects of microplastics on marine organisms, interactions of persistent organic pollutants with plastics and the potential for plastics to adsorb and desorb these pollutants in the marine environment and to organisms, and the effect plastics could have on the cycling of persistent organic pollutants.
The goals of this workshop were to synthesize what is known about microplastics in the marine environment, and to discuss possible research initiatives to move the science of this field forward while addressing the most critical research gaps.
The workshop was held September 9-10, 2008 on the UWT campus in Tacoma, WA.

Proceedings

Proceedings of the International Research Workshop on the Occurrence, Effects and Fate of Microplastic Marine Debris are available as a NOAA Technical Memorandum (NOAA-TM-NOS-OR&R-30). The technical memo contains an executive summary that discusses workshop agreements, research gaps, and potential research initiatives to move the science of microplastics forward, and also includes the research presented at the workshop and other various supporting documents.

Abridged proceedings document (1.01 MB)
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/pdfs/Microplastics.pdf

 

 

 

Hawai‘i Marine Debris Workshop

January 16-17, 2008
Pacific Guardian Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i

http://sites.google.com/site/himdap/Home/meetings

This workshop brought together 30 representatives from government, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and private businesses working to address the issue of marine debris in Hawai‘i. At this workshop, information on marine debris activities and priorities, in both the main and northwestern Hawaiian Islands, was discussed.  Participants identified marine debris actions in five separate areas:

  1. Research & Assessment
  2. Outreach
  3. Land-based Debris Prevention
  4. Beach Cleanup
  5. Reef (In-water) Debris Removal & Prevention

From this workshop, partnerships were created and a commitment made to begin the development of a Hawaii Marine Debris Action Plan.  The issue of marine debris has been tackled by organizations in a coordinated way around specific activities (e.g., cleanup of derelict fishing gear in coral reef habitats in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands); however, a coordinated effort and statewide action plan is needed to coordinate priorities and activities across marine debris constituents in Hawaii.

Final Summary Report
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/projects/pdfs/himdapsummary.pdf

Agenda
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dd965352_4db8scwfc

 

 

 

First COBSEA Marine Litter Workshop

8-9 May 2007
Jakarta, Indonesia

http://cobsea.org/events_upcoming.html#marinelitterwsh

There are indications that the marine litter problemkeeps growing despite the efforts made regionally, nationally and internationally. Deficiencies in the implementation and enforcement of existing international, regional, national regulations and standards that could improve the situation, combined with a lack of awareness among main stakeholders and the general public, are other major reasons why the marine litter problem not only remains but keeps increasing worldwide.

The marine litter initiative in the East Asian Seas region was started by COBSEA in 2005 as part of UNEP’s Global Programme on Marine Litter. This marine litter initiative in the East Asian Seas region includes the following activities:

  • A review of the status and impact of the marine litter problem and existing management measures in the East Asian Seas region; and
  • Development of a framework document on a Regional Plan of Action for Sustainable Management of Marine Litter

The East Asian Seas Marine Litter Workshop is intended to provide a forum for national authorities, experts and relevant regional organisations dealing with marine litter to:

  • Share their experiences on the management of marine litter;
  • Discuss the outcomes of the regional review on the existing status of marine litter in the region;
  • Provide input to the draft framework document on the Plan of Action for Sustainable Management of Marine Litter; and
  • Discuss activities to increase the public awareness of marine litter in the East Asian Seas region in connection to the coastal cleanup day 15 September.

Read more…

Report of the First COBSEA Marine Litter Workshop (including Annexes 1-4 and 20-22) (read… pdf-file 880 kb)

Download the workshop presentations separately:

Annex 5: UNEP’s Global Initiative on Marine Litter, Dr. Ellik Adler, UNEP Regional Seas Programme

Annex 6: Draft Regional Review on Marine Litter in the East Asian Seas region, Mr. Steve Raaymakers, Ecostrategic Consultants

Annex 7: Marine Litter: Australia’s responses to a national and regional problem, Dr. Ilse Kiessling, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, Australia

Annex 8: Marine Litter in Cambodia, Mr. Koch Savath, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia

Annex 9: Marine Litter in China, Mr. Huang Zhengguang, South China Institute of Environmental Sciences, P.R. China

Annex 10: Marine Litter in Indonesia, Ms. Wahyu Indraningsih, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia

Annex 11: Marine Litter Management in Malaysia, Mr. Hashim bin Daud, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

Annex 12: National Implementation of the Korean Policy on the Marine Litter Issue, Dr. Rho-Taek Jung, Maritime and Ocean Engineering Research Institution, R.O. Korea

Annex 13: Marine Litter - the Philippine experience, Ms. Maricris T. Laciste, Environmental Management Bureau, the Philippines

Annex 14: Thailand’s Experiences of Marine Litter Management, Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi, Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thailand

Annex 15: Vietnam’s National Survey on Marine Litter, Mr. Le Dai Thang, Vietnam Environment Protection Agency, Vietnam

Annex 16 & Annex 17: NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity, Dr. Jeung Sook Park, NOWPAP RCU & Dr. Takafumi Yoshida, NOWPAP CEARAC

Annex 18: Sustainable Seas- Reducing Marine Litter through a Clean Ports Award Program. Lessons from Down Under - The Experience of Australian Award-based Litter Reduction Programs, Mr. Richard Olesinski, Keep Australia Beautiful National Association

Annex 19: Presentation of the draft framework document “Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter for the East Asian Seas region”, Mr. Steve Raaymakers, EcoStrategic Consultants

See also more information on COBSEA’s marine litter initiative…

 

 

 

2nd NOWPAP Workshop on Marine Litter

28-29 March 2007
Tower 111 Sky Hall, Toyama, Japan

http://www.cearac-project.org/2ndMLWS/WSweb.htm

The 2nd NOWPAP Workshop on Marine Litter was held on 28-29 March in Toyama, Japan.
About 90 people including presenters and experts from NOWPAP Member States (China, Japan, Korea and Russia) and other region participated in this workshop. Through the workshp, participants shared information and exchanged opinions in the pursuit of more effective ways to solve marine litter problems. The information and opinions shared at this workshop help develop a Regional Action Plan on marine litter in the NOWPAP Region

Contents

All Documents (PDF:17MB)

Programme

1. Summary of the 2nd NOWPAP Workshop on Marine Litter (PDF: 700KB)

Photo of the WS

2. Opening Ceremony (PDF: 1MB)

Keynote Speech and Special Lecture

3. Session 1: Countermeasures against marine litter (PDF: 4MB)

4. Session 2: Reduction and prevention of marine litter (PDF: 1.6MB)

5. Session 3: Fisheries-related marine litter in the NOWPAP Region (PDF: 3.1MB)

6. Session 4: Coastal Cleanup and marine litter monitoring (PDF: 1MB)

7. Session 5: Marine litter management policies and systems (PDF: 2MB)

8. Session 6: Regional actions against marine litter(PDF: 2MB)

NOWPAP CEARAC
Northwest Pacific Action Plan
Special Monitoring & Coastal Environmental Assessment Regional Activity Centre
5-5 Ushijimashin-machi, Toyama City, Toyama 930-0856, Japan
Tel: +81-76-445-1571 / Fax: +81-76-445-1581
E-mail: CEARAC@npec.or.jp
http://cearac.nowpap.org 

 

 

 

Taller Regional sobre Manejo Sostenible de Basura Marina en el Pacífico Sudeste

27 y 28 de septiembre de 2006
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá  

http://www.cpps-int.org/spanish/planaccion/contaminacionmarinapa.htm#6

La Comisión Permanente del Pacífico Sur, a través del Plan de Acción del Pacífico Sudeste, se ha unido a la iniciativa mundial promovida por el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (PNUMA) suscribiendo dos Memorandos de Cooperación CPPS-PNUMA(PMR): uno para desarrollar consultorías nacionales a fin de realizar un diagnóstico en cada país, y otro para llevar a cabo proyectos piloto.

Entre el 27 y 28 de septiembre de 2006 se realizó en la Ciudad de Panamá el Taller Regional sobre Manejo Sostenible de Basura Marina en el Pacífico Sudeste donde se delinearon los elementos del “El Programa Regional para la Gestión Integral de la Basura Marina en el Pacífico Sudeste”. Este programa regional fue elaborado en el marco del Protocolo para la Protección del Pacífico Sudeste contra la Contaminación Proveniente de Fuentes Terrestres y con base en los diagnósticos nacionales.

El Programa Regional para la Gestión Integral de la Basura Marina en el Pacífico Sudeste propone acciones a nivel regional y nacional para minimizar la descarga de residuos sólidos persistentes de fuentes terrestres y marinas en el Pacífico Sudeste. Este programa regional representa la base para la realización de los proyectos piloto en los países de la región. 

CPPS. 2007. Marine litter in the Southeast Pacific Region: a review of the problem. Permanent Commission for the South Pacific. Guayaquil, Ecuador. 29p.

Diagnósticos Nacionales

Diagnóstico Chile

Diagnóstico Colombia

Diagnóstico Ecuador

Diagnóstico Panamá

Diagnóstico Perú

 

 

 

1st NOWPAP Workshop on Marine Litter

8-9 June 2006
Song-Do Get-Pearl Tower, Incheon, the Republic of Korea

Proceeding of 1st NOWPAP WS on ML
http://dinrac.nowpap.org/documents/MALITA_Proceedings_from_NOWPAP_ML_workshop_2006.zip

 

 

 

1st International Workshop on Marine Litter in the Northwest Pacific Region

14-15 November 2005
Toyama, Japan

http://dinrac.nowpap.org/documents/MALITA_What%27s_presented_at_NOWPAP_ML_workshop_2005.zip

 

 

 

Plastic Debris Rivers to Sea Conference

September 7-9, 2005
Crowne Plaza Hotel Redondo Beach, California  

http://conference.plasticdebris.org/index.shtml

Approximately sixty to eighty percent of marine debris in the world’s oceans emanates from land-based sources. The Algalita Marine Research Foundation (AMRF), California Coastal Commission, and the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment are collaborating to produce a conference addressing the land-based sources of marine debris. The State Water Resources Control Board and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are the primary co-sponsors. The conference will present the research of AMRF and other organizations that contributes to the knowledge base about land-based discharges of anthropogenic (human-made) debris. Presentations and facilitated dialogues will focus on marine debris in terms of sources, impacts and solutions. 

 

Presentations 

ZIP with all 20 presentations (272 MB)
http://www.globalgarbage.org/Plastic_Debris_Rivers_to_Sea_Conference_Presentations.zip

Marine Debris
Dr. Alan Williams / 43.3 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Allan-Williams-Marine-Debris.ppt

California Coastal Cleanup Day: Changing Behaviors and Improving the Coast by Moving Inland
Eben Schwartz / 0.00 k / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Eben-Schwartz-CA-Cleanup-Day.ppt

Seabirds as Indicators of Plastic Pollution in the North Pacific
Hannah Nevins / 34.4 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Hannah-Nevins-Seabirds-as-Indicators-of-Plastic-Pollution.ppt

Voter Opinion Research as It Relates to Trash and Debris in Storm Drain Runoff
John Fairbank / 656 k / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/John-Fairbanks-Voter-Opinion-Research.ppt

Pellet Watch: Global Monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Using Beached Resin Pellets
Dr. Hideshige Takada / 8.2 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Hideshige-Takada-Global-Monitoring-of-POPs-on-Pellets.ppt

Regulatory Framework for Plastics and Debris in Our Waterways
Jonathan Bishop / 416 k / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Jonathan-Bishop-Plastics-a-Regulatory-Framework.ppt

Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Programs in Hawaii, Washington, and California
Katherine Gilardi / 15.1 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Kirsten-Gilardi-Derelict-Fishing-Gear-Removal.ppt

City of Oxnard: Investigation of Sources of Trash
Mark Pumford / 9.2 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Mark-Pumford-Osnard-Stormdrain-Keeper-Program.ppt

CIWMB Programs: Waste Characterization, Recycling Challenges, and Large Venue Recycling
Michael Leaon / 397 k / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Michael-Leaon-Waste-Characterization-Recycling-Challenges.ppt

Solid Wastes Contamination on Tropical Beaches
Dr. Monica Costa / 10.7 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Monica-Costa-Solid-Waste-Contamination-on-Tropical-Beaches.ppt

Beach Debris Characterized through the International Coastal Cleanup and the National Marine Debris Monitoring Program
Seba Sheavly / 44.9 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Seba-Sheavly-Beach-Debris-Monitoring.ppt

The Contribution of Urban Runoff to Marine Debris in Southern California
Shelly Moore / 12.7 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Shelly-Moore-Waste-Characterization-Studies-for-Urban-Runoff.ppt

Practical Approaches to Screening Technologies
William Harris / 15.1 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Will-Harris-Screening-Technologies.ppt

Meeting the Challenges of the Trash TMDL
Dr. Shahram Kharaghani / 11.7 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Shahram-Kharaghani-Meeting-the-Challenge-of-Trash-TMDL.ppt

City of San Juan Capistrano Bag 2 Bag Residential Curbside Recycling Program
Ziad Mazbouti / 17.4 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Ziad-Mazbouti-Bag-2-Bag-San-Juan-Capistrano-Program.ppt

Reducing Urban Runoff Trash and Debris in an Urbanized Watershed
Neal Shapiro / 26 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Neal-Shapiro-City-of-Santa-Monica-Trash-Control-Measures.ppt

Stopping Plastic Beverage Bottle Debris at the Source
Pat Franklin / 1.9 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Pat-Franklin-Stopping-Bottle-Debris-at-the-Source.ppt

A Global Look at Plastics: Quantities, Uses, and Benefits
Pete Grande / 1.3 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Pete-Grande-A-Global-Look-at-Plastics.ppt

Debris Nets in the San Gabriel River: Design and Physical Modeling
Russell Boudreau / 12.3 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Russell-Boudreau-Debris-Nets-in-the-San-Gabriel-River.ppt

Patterns of Debris Movement: From an Urban Estuary to a Coastal Embayment
Scott Wilson / 15.5 mb / PowerPoint
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/presentations/Scott-Wilson-Patterns-of-Debris-Movement.ppt 

 

White Papers 

ZIP with all 33 White Papers (30 MB)
http://www.globalgarbage.org/Plastic_Debris_Rivers_to_Sea_Conference_White_Papers.zip

Beach Debris - Characterized throught the International Coastal Cleanup & the U.S. National Marine Debris Monitoring Program
Seba B. Sheavly / 1.1 mb / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Seba_Sheavly.pdf

A Brief Analysis of Organic Pollutants Sorbed to Pre- and Post-Production Plastic Particles from the Los Angeles and San Gabriel River Watersheds
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers / 80 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/CJ_Moore_POPs_on_Pellets.doc

City of Oxnard Stormdrain Keeper Program: Characterizing Debris and Trash in Urban Runoff
Mark Pumford / 8.7 mb / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Mark_Pumford.doc

A Comparison Of Neustonic Plastic And Zooplankton At Different Depths Near The Southern California Shore
Gwen L. Lattin, Charles J. Moore, Ann F. Zellers, Shelly L. Moore and Stephen B. Weisberg / 180 k / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Plastic_vs_Zooplankton_%20S_Weisberg.pdf

A Comparison Of Neustonic Plastic And Zooplankton Abundance In Southern California’s Coastal Waters
C.J. Moore, S.L. Moore, S.B. Weisberg, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers / 107 k / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/San_Gabriel_Debris.pdf

Composition and Distribution of Beach Debris in Orange County, California
S.L. Moore, D. Gregario, M. Carreon, S.B. Weisbery, M.K. Leecaster / 227 k / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Orange_Co_Beach_Debris_Study_SWeisberg.pdf

Debris Nets In The San Gabriel River – Design And Physical Modeling
Russell H. Boudreau, P.E. / 476 k / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Russell_Boudreau.pdf

Density of Plastic Particles Found in Zooplankton Trawls from Coastal Waters of California to the North Pacific Central Gyre
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers / 875 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/CJ_Moore_Comparision_of_Debris.doc

“Don’t Trash Fresno” Presentation Remarks
Caltrans / 40 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Caltrans_Dont_Trash_Fresno.doc

EPA’s Role in the Prevention and Control of Marine Debris
Katherine Bruce / 34 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Katherine_Bruce.doc

Erase the Waste Storm Water Public Education Campaign
Tom Mays / 788 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Tom_Mays.doc

Evolution Of Trash Management For Caltrans Freeways
Timothy B. Sobelman, David Alderete, James Sullivan, PE, Foster McMasters, PE / 780 k / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Timothy_Sobelman_and_David_Alderate.pdf

Conference Opening Remarks
Gerald Secundy / 37 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Gerald_Secundy.doc

How Did We Survive Before Bottled Water?
Stephanie Barger / 32 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Stephanie_Barger.doc

Los Angeles Ad Hoc River Committee City of Los Angeles, Friends of the LA River, and the Plastic Bag Industry Working Together
Laurie Hansen
/ 68 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Laurie_Hansen.doc

Lost at Sea: Where Is All the Plastic?
Richard C. Thompson, Ylva Olsen, Richard P. Mitchell, Anthony Davis, Steven J. Rowland, Anthony W. G. John, Daniel McGonigle, Andrea E. Russell / 130 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Richard_Thompson.pdf

Malibu Foundation’s Adopt-A-Beach School Assembly Program
Michael Klubock / 1.1 mb / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Michael_Klubock.doc

Marine Debris - Onshore, Offshore, Seafloor Litter
A T Williams, M Gregory & D T Tudor / 138 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Allan_Williams.doc

Measuring the Effectiveness of Voluntary Plastic Industry Efforts: AMRF’s Analysis of Operation Clean Sweep
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers / 121 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/CJ_Moore_Assessing_Industry_BMP_Effect.doc

Methods used for Monitoring the Discharges of the Plastic industry in Southern California
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers / 39 k / Word
Paper or Plastic? Deconstructing One of Life’s Everyday Questions
Daniel Imhoff / 39 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/CJ_Moore_Methods_Used_for_Monitoring.doc

Paper or Plastic? Deconstructing One of Life’s Everyday Questions
Daniel Imhoff / 39 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Daniel_Imhoff.doc

Patterns of Debris Movement: From an Urban Estuary to a Coastal Embayment
Scott P. Wilson and Stephen Randall / 10.6 mb / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Scott_Wilson.doc

Pellet Watch : Global Monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) using Beached Plastic Resin Pellets
Hideshige Takada, Yukie Mato, Satoshi Endo1, Rei Yamashita, Mohamad Pauzi Zakaria / 7.5 mb / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Hideshige_Takada.doc

Plastics in the Marine Environment: A Technical Perspective
Anthony Andrady / 40 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Anthony_Andrady.doc

Public Education By The Numbers: Tuning Up Your Outreach Plan Based On The Technical Data
Stephen Groner / 354 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Stephen_Groner.doc

A Rapid Trash Assessment Method Applied to Waters of the San Francisco Bay Region: Trash Measurement in Streams
Steven Moore / 1.0 mb / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Steven_Moore.pdf

Reducing Marine Debris: Derelict Fishing Gear Removal Programs in Hawaii, Washington, and California
Kirsten Gilardi / 40 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Kirsten_Gilardi.doc

Ride The Waves Without The Waste: The City Of Malibu Bans Expanded Polystyrene Foam Throughout The City
City of Malibu, CA / 84 k / PDF
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Katie_Lichtig.pdf

The Role of Producer Responsibility Policies in Reducing Waste
Mark Murray / 161 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Mark_Murray.doc

Seabirds As Indicators Of Plastic Pollution In The North Pacific
Hannah Nevins, David Hyrenbach, Carol Keiper, Jenny Stock, Michelle Hester, and Jim Harvey / 207 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Hannah_Nevins.pdf

Solid Wastes Contamination on Tropical Beaches: The Case of Pernambuco State, Northeast Brazil
Monica F. Costa , Jacqueline S. Silva, Maria Christina B. Araujo, Monica Marcia V. Leal, Scheyla C.T. Barbosa, Stella T. Souza, Suzana Z. Guedes / 89 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Monica_Costa.doc

Summary of NOAA’s Marine Debris Prevention and Removal Program Efforts
Holly Bamford / 40 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/Holly_Bamford.doc

Working Our Way Upstream: A Snapshot Of Land-Based Contributions Of Plastic And Other Trash To Coastal Waters And Beaches Of Southern California
C.J. Moore, G.L. Lattin, A.F. Zellers / 252 k / Word
http://conference.plasticdebris.org/whitepapers/CJ_Moore_Working_Our_Way_Upstream.doc

 

 

 

Derelict Fishing Gear and Related Marine Debris: An Educational Outreach Seminar Among APEC Partners

13-16 January 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii

Seminar Report
http://www.psmfc.org/habitat/APECSeminarReport.FINAL.pdf

 

 

 

International Marine Debris Conference on Derelict Fishing Gear and the Ocean Environment

August 6 - 11, 2000
Hawai`i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/documents/intmarinedebris.html

Background Information
At the request of Congress, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary convened the 2000 International Marine Debris Conference with the aim of solving problems associated with derelict fishing gear. Learn more about the events that preceded the conference.

Conference Proceedings (pdf format)
The sanctuary is proud to make available the complete proceedings of the 2000 International Marine Debris Conference. Discover the ideas of conference delegates including scientists, educators, marine resource managers, industry representatives and agency officials. Explore the issue papers presented at the conference to stimulate discussion. Find out the concerns of six separate working groups and their thirty strategic recommendations aimed at reducing the harm associated with derelict fishing gear.

Entire Proceedings Document (19.1 MB)

A. Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction, Governor’s Proclamation, Mayor’s Proclamation and Participants’ Declaration of Resolve (3.1 MB)

B. Monday, Aug. 7 Proceedings (7.9 MB)

C. Tuesday, Aug. 8 Proceedings (320 KB)

D. Wednesday, Aug. 9 Proceedings (340 MB)

E. Friday, Aug. 11 Proceedings (100 KB)

F. Final Recommendations (736 KB)

G. Poster Abstracts, Student Activities and Appendix (3.4 MB)

H. Issue Papers (3.6 MB)

Conference Highlights
Participants in the 2000 International Marine Debris Conference ranged from gear manufacturers to environmentalists, from students to elected public officials. In one intensive week, they came together to examine the problem of derelict fishing gear debris and investigate issues such as debris impacts and mitigation technology. Solutions they discussed included the need to identify the sources of debris, increase public awareness campaigns and fine tune government policy.

Marine Debris Photos
Years ago, few would have believed that a simple plastic fishing line could become a plastic predator capable of destroying wildlife in the ocean. Visual documentation of marine debris is provided along with the damage of derelict fishing gear, you will also see a depiction of the many efforts to remove and clean up ocean trash.

 

 

 

Joint IOC/UNIDO Workshop on Marine Debris/Waste Management for the Gulf of Guinea

19-21 April 1999
Abidjan, CBte d’hoire

SUMMARY REPORT
http://dinrac.nowpap.org/documents/MALITA_16_IOC_UNIIDO_Workshop_on_ML_Management_for_Gulf_of_Guinea_1999.pdf

 

 

 

IOC-UNEP-IMO-NOAA-SEA GRANT Fourth Caribbean Marine Debris Workshop

21-24 August 1995
La Romana, Dominican Republic

Workshop Report No. 118
http://dinrac.nowpap.org/documents/MALITA_15_IOC_UNEP_IMO_NOAA_Sea_Grant_4th_MD_Workshop_1995.pdf

 

 

 

IOC Regional Workshop on Marine Debris and Waste Management in the Gulf of Guinea

14-16 December 1994
Lagos, Nigeria

Workshop Report No. 113
http://dinrac.nowpap.org/documents/MALITA_14_IOC_Regional_Workshop_on_MD_and_Management_in_Gulf_of_Guinea_1994.pdf

 

 

 

Third International Conference on Marine Debris

May 8-13, 1994
Miami, Florida

Poster abstracts and manuscripts from the Third International Conference on Marine Debris
http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/tm/afsc/afsc051.pdf

 

 

 

Second International Conference on Marine Debris

2-7 April 1989
Honolulu, Hawaii

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Marine Debris
http://swfsc.noaa.gov/publications/TM/SWFSC/NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-154_TOC.PDF

 

 

 

Workshop on the Fate and Impact of Marine Debris

27-29 November 1984
Honolulu, Hawaii

Proceedings of the Workshop on the Fate and Impact of Marine Debris
http://swfsc.noaa.gov/publications/TM/SWFSC/NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFC-54.PDF