LISBON — On Sunday, 26 June, ahead of the United Nations Ocean Conference being held in Altice Arena – Lisbon, a team, led by OneOcean, will deploy special GPS pollution tracking devices from Praia de Carcavelos at 5:00 pm, to help scientists study the distribution of ocean plastic pollution as part of the #EUBeachCleanup, which will also include a microplastic cleanup of the site.
Message in a Bottle
Study tracking movement of plastic bottles in the ocean sheds light on the dangerous interaction between ocean plastic and climate change.
Glasgow – On the penultimate day of #COP26, scientists have deployed plastic pollution tracking devices into the ocean around Scotland. The devices will help scientists understand how plastic bottles move in the ocean and their interaction with climate change impacts, wildlife and weather patterns.
Beach cleaner locates and recovers France – one of the seven tracking devices monitoring how plastic moves across the ocean
On the morning of August 17th, France became the sixth of our seven tracking devices released during the UK G7 Summit to beach on shore. Having narrowly avoided the French coast for a number of days, it finally beached on the North West Coast of Guernsey.
Surviving storms, ships and finding a way back to the ocean
As the 2021 G7 Summit hosted in the UK came to an end in June, the leaders began their long journeys away from Cornwall, and so did their plastic namesakes. Unlike the Leaders, whom we assume had a smooth onwards journey, the tracking devices had anything but.