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Virtual Working Sessions on Marine Debris

Session 3:The White Paper, the UNEP Marine Debris Platform, and the IMDOS

September 1, 2021, 13:00-14:20 UTC

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5466130832.

The White Paper on &ldqou;A Global Platform for Monitoring Marine Litter and Informing Action” provided a basis for the UNEP Marine Debris Platform that is under development. At the same time, the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System (IMDOS) has been proposed. The white paper will be summarize, the status of the UNEP Platform will be reviewed, and the concept of IMDOS will be discussed. The discussion will focus on the interaction of the broader marine debris community with the platform and IMDOS.

Tentative Program:

1300 - 1420:Session 3: The White Paper and the UNEP Marine Debris Platform
1300 - 1310:TBD: Summary of the White Paper
1310 - 1325:TBD: The UNEP Marine Debris Platform
1325 - 1340:TBD: IMDOS
1340 - 1410:All: Discussion: Community contributions to, and utilization of, the UNEP Platform
1410 - 1420:All: Summary of Action Items.

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