Collaborations, Trash and other Project Kaisei News

23 08 2010

20 August 2010 Friday
Latitude 34 degrees 43 minutes North
Longitude 140 degrees 36 minutes West

Today we are in an area with more breeze and we are seeing less trash. We began our marine debris sightings on August 16th and sightings have been increasing each day. We are heading further West toward the high-pressure area and the locations recommended by NOAA and by the University of Hawaii oceanographers. We expect to see heavier concentrations of garbage in the next few days.

This is Kaisei’s second expedition to the North Pacific Gyre, following on from last year’s successful trip. Some of the data is still being analyzed, but results will be coming shortly, including more information on toxicity. This year’s expedition is a collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy, in honor of their 25th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup. Project Kaisei is also doing work with NOAA and the University of Hawaii oceanographers to complement some of the models they have created for locating marine debris at sea.

In other news, Project Kaisei is in the Clinton Global Initiative this year, which has a new conference sub-theme, called “Rethinking Waste.” Much more news to come in the coming months, so stay tuned!

If you are in Hong Kong from Sept 6-16th, you can come see the exhibit that Project Kaisei is launching, called “Inside the Plastic Vortex” which will be held at a major mall in Hong Kong. It will then be displayed at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from Sept. 27th for a week.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

One response

24 08 2010
YUKSEL

I CAN ONLY SAY CONGRATULATION TO BOTH OF YOU I AM SO PROUD THERE IS NO WORD TO SAY IT…
GOD BLESS YOU AND GOOD LUCK…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: