Management and analysis of marine debris data
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Ann Zellers
While extensive research has been done on marine plastic pollution, understanding the scope of the problem eludes us. More data leading to maps that can be queried for an analysis of the problem is needed. ESRI has automated a workflow that allows large amounts of data to be entered into a geodatabase which can be further analyzed with geospatial tools. The success of this project is dependent on gathering more data in order to facilitate a better understanding of the marine debris crisis.