Remote Sensing for Marine Litter

Marine Litter (ML) is a global issue, affecting all the major bodies of water on the planet, from the surface to the sea-bottom. It can negatively impact wildlife, habitats, the economic health and burden of coastal communities and maritime activities, but also become an issue of public safety, considering the emerging concerns over ingestion of microplastics by marine particle feeders. This study identifies the most critical ML scenarios to be monitored and the mission objectives, and defines the associated requirements necessary for the identification or development of potential remote sensing techniques or technologies, focusing on the remote sensing of plastic ML.

ESA
GSP
maritime
oceans
pollution
seas
Remote Sensing for Marine Litter
Study
Ongoing
Ian Carnelli, Moritz Fontaine