Linking Data to Actions on Marine Debris for the Ocean Decade
Location and Date TBD

The Workshop
Workshop Announcement
Full Print Version
Workshop Material
The Road Map
The Case Study
Background Material
Related Sites
IEEE OES Initiative
Brest 2019 Workshop
Oceans 2019 Town Hall
Brest 2018 Workshop
UN Ocean Conference

Announcement: Workshop Postponed

The workshop has been postponed due to the current pandemic. A series of virtual working sessions is currently organized to continue work on the road map and the case study agreed upon during the December 2020 workshop. For more information, please contact hpplag at

Marine debris constitute a global chatastrophic risk. Decision and policy makers are in urgent need of reliable indicators providing sound evidence for risk assessments and planning of actions in support of mitigating the threat.

Workshop Organizers

The workshop is organized by the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of IEEE in collaboration with the GEO Blue Planet Initiative and the AIR Centre in Portugal.

Workshop Program Committee

  • René Garello (IEEE OES/IMT Atlantique; Co-Chair)
  • Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE OES/ODU; Co-Chair)
  • Jillian Campbell (UNEP)
  • Francois Galgani (IFREMER, tbc)
  • Jose Moutinho (Air Centre)
  • Emily Smail (GEO Blue Planet)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Jose Moutinho (Air Centre)
  • Catarina Paes Duarte (Air Centre)
  • Hans-Peter Plag (IEEE-OES)

This workshop is sponsored by: