This workshop, held by the Arctic Council Protecting the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) working group, brought together subject-matter experts from across Arctic states and beyond to discuss the state of marine litter science in the Arctic. Over the course of two days, experts shared presentations on key topics and engaged in discussions to highlight key knowledge gaps, opportunities, and recommendations. Peter Murphy, the Alaska Regional Coordinator for the Marine Debris Program, presented on observed arctic-specific debris impacts as well as key needs and potential actions. The outputs of the workshop will be integrated into a desktop study already underway, as well as long-term action planning by the Arctic Council.
For more information, please contact Peter.Murphy@noaa.gov.