POP Research in New Documentary
Here at the Plastic Ocean Project, we strongly believe in education through research. Working with students and faculty of universities across the US, we are able to help support ongoing marine debris research.
Recent POP research on the ingestion of microplastics by zooplankton was featured in the new documentary, A Plastic Ocean.
Marine Debris Research
Since Fall 2016, POP partnered with UNC-Wilmington to offer undergraduate and graduate students a new course, Plastic Marine Debris Field Study. Students conduct semester-long research projects and explore a variety of methodologies and technologies for analyzing local plastic debris. Students also participate in offshore excursions to collect plastic debris from the Gulf Stream. After the semester is completed, students present their work to the university.
This page also serves as an opportunity for students and researcher to explore, partner, and expand on plastic marine debris research conducted below.