NZ Maritime Museum (AKL) - Ocean Detectives - Tracking plastics in our marine environment

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a plastic bag floating in the ocean

Sustainable Seas researcher Heni Unwin from the Cawthron Institute is speaking at the NZ Maritime Museum about a new plastic tracking tool.  The talk is free but booking is essential via the Maritime Museum website

Using modelling data for Cook Strait and Tasman-Golden Bays, the Sustainable Seas team have produced an interactive tool which allows users to “drop” a piece of virtual plastic into the ocean and watch where the ocean currents take it.  This kind of tool could eventually help to manage the impact of plastics in our marine environment.  It can also be used as a teaching resource for students studying marine pollution.  Come along to the Maritime Museum, try out the prototype tool and give feedback to Heni which will help her project team develop it further.


Learning Centre, New Zealand Maritime Museum, Corner of Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

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Mon, 03/04/2019 - 09:00

Programme type: Managed Seas