Marine Debris Program Presents at French-American International Plastic Pollution Summit
APRIL 24, 2022 — On April 5, staff from the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) gave a virtual presentation at the hybrid International Plastic Pollution Summit hosted by Long Island University (LIU) and co-sponsored by the Global Council for Science and Environment and the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France. The MDP's Chief Scientist, Amy V. Uhrin, provided an overview of MDP-funded research projects and the NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project.
The Summit was a follow-on to a French-American workshop held in December 2019 in LeMans, France, "Responding to Plastic Pollution through Science: From Research to Action," which Amy attended in person. The original workshop was intended to share marine debris research results among French and United States scientists and identify joint scientific investigations that could be pursued to shape national strategies. The most recent Summit focused on the continued effort and opportunity for French and American research institutions and universities to collaborate on addressing plastic pollution.
For more information, please contact Amy.Uhrin@noaa.gov.