The Plastic Tide
The Plastic Tide // Peter Kohler, Plastic Tide & Dr Dirk Gorissen, Oxbiotica
We all know that plastic contamination in our seas is a problem but turning this into meaningful policy action is a challenge. In this seminar we hear from a multidisciplinary team who are developing and applying an approach to auto-detect, monitor and measure the levels of plastics washing up on our beaches. The technique involves an assembly of volunteer piloted drone-mounted video sensors and learning algorithms trained by citizen classifiers via the Zooniverse platform. The vision is to map where plastics and litter accumulate, to provide a new data source for research, policy and activism.
Date: 25 January 2018, 16:15 (Thursday, 2nd week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: School of Geography and the Environment, Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Peter Kohler (Plastic Tide), Dr Dirk Gorissen (Oxbiotica)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organiser: Oxford University Biodiversity Network and MPhil/MSc Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
Part of: Technology Empowered Conservation Series: Hilary Term 2018// Part one: Science
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Donna Palfreman, Deborah Strickland, Chris White, Helen Morley