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Potential Student Projects

These are the potential student projects, ideas and questions.

For more information, please contact Denise Hardesty.

The estimation of tonnage of plastic on the coast, and comparison to the amount of debris in the ocean.

Conduction of surveys in industries or commercial enterprises to evaluate the volume of plastic used.  For instance, what is the volume or tonnage of plastic going through a grocery store?

The use of remote sensing data to look at plastic debris.

Mapping marine reserves against exposure to marine debris in relation to key marine taxs.

How much do trap pots move in the Derwent Estuary?

How much microplastic is found in mussels?

What is the load of coastal litter in the Solomon Islands. What data do we have in hand? This project would involve comparing coastal and oceanic surveys.

How much litter do we miss by sampling the (beach) surface only?