7th International Marine Debris Conference
The CSIRO marine debris team attended the 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC) this week, the world’s longest-running international conference series dedicated to the issue of marine litter and plastic pollution.
Litter monitoring training in Thailand
In July 2022, Denise, TJ, Lauren and Justine travelled to Phuket, Thailand to conduct training with participants from five countries (Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).
Urban Water Symposium in Hobart
In July 2022, Justine Barrett presented at the Tasmanian Urban Water Symposium in Hobart.
Beyond Borders: People, Plastic and Pollution
Denise was honoured to be asked to participate as a panellist in a fantastic panel event at the Swedish embassy.
Measuring Gross Pollutant Traps in Hobart
Not all scientific research is high-tech and wearing lab coats!
Litter surveys in Indonesia
A team of volunteers in Indonesia are conducting inland and river litter surveys.
Kelsey’s PhD graduation
Finally, after years of pandemic restrictions, our PhD student Kelsey had made the trip back from the USA to Tasmania to graduate from her program.
TJ training volunteers
Photo credit: Sharon Collins. Over the last couple of months TJ has been working to train up a fabulous […]
Ending Plastic Waste mission launch
Denise and Qamar travelled to Sydney in March to launch CSIRO's Ending Plastic Waste mission.
Waste Strategy Summit
In February 2022, Denise attended the 4th Annual Waste Strategy Summit in Sydney. She spoke about the risk-based approach our […]
Collaboration with UTAS
Denise has been working with collaborator Joanna Vince from the University of Tasmania on plastics pollution and governance-related projects. This […]
Filming rubbish in rivers
Last week team members TJ, Justine, Denise, Chris and Noah braved the winter cold and headed out to rivers around […]
Kathy’s Fullbright Scholarship
Kathy has recently left Tasmania for the sunny beaches of the USA. She is on a Fullbright scholarship experience and will […]
Kelsey submits PhD thesis!
Congratulations to our wonderful student Kelsey Richardson who has submitted her PhD thesis on ghost fishing gear. Kelsey has faced […]
Special issue for plastics leakage in Sustainability journal
Denise and Qamar are guest editors for a ‘Research on Estimating Plastic Leakage into the Environment’ special issue for the […]
Our latest collaborative project!
#SeaToSource, CSIRO and Conservation Volunteers Australia We are working with volunteers from all over Australia to survey our coastlines for […]
Kathy’s final PhD presentation!
Kathy, a well-loved member of the marine debris family, gave her final PhD presentation yesterday after years of hard work […]
Oceans plastic increasing in line with global production
We have quantified how ocean plastic has changed over the years using the world’s longest data set of floating plastic debris.
Lauren featured in Chinese documentary
Our very own Lauren Roman was a vital member of a recent Chinese documentary on marine plastic pollution.
TJ wins CSIRO Award
TJ was recently awarded for their work in educating others around transgender issues at CSIRO. Read on to find out […]
Denise honoured for her work
Denise was recently awarded the honour of being one of only four people nominated for Tasmanian Australian of the Year!
In August 2019, Chris was on the panel for a special plastics event organised by the US state department on […]
Debris surveys for UNEP
Over the last couple of months the team have conducted coastal debris surveys in Kenya and Seychelles in a project […]