‘Our oceans are under attack – and we’re fighting back’Posted on November 2, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
The Alicante Ocean Summit sees Spanish government make the Clean Seas pledge and Volvo announce a science programme for 2017-18
The Volvo Ocean Race has used the first of seven Ocean Summits it is hosting around the world in 2017-18 to launch a unique programme that will gather data from parts of the oceans that are otherwise inaccessible to scientists
The Turn the Tide on Plastic team skippered by British yachtswoman Dee Caffari will carry instruments onboard to test salinity, dissolved CO2 and Chlorophyll-a (algae), and for the first time ever, microplastics, directly in the sea water around them.
These key metrics for ocean health will be logged in order to create a complete snapshot of parts of the world’s oceans scientists rarely, if ever, get to study.