The West African 

Coastal

Ocean Plastic

Survey 

03/07/2020 - 11/10/2020

Supported by:

17 500 km

21 countries

100 Days

2020 EXPEDITION

Overview

The international expedition team from Imperial College London will travel along the western coast of Africa, through 21 countries, from Morocco to South Africa. The team will collect a variety of data on macro and micro plastics at regular intervals.

All of the data collected will be published in an opensource database which can be used by PhD's and research groups world wide. 

Publishing the largest open source database on African coastal plastic pollution can act as an informed starting point for informing policy on plastic pollution. The plastic issue not only has an obvious direct impact on humans and pristine environments, but also the species that live in them too. Furthermore local coastal communities in Africa rely on marine resources for subsistence and as a means of generating incomes. Therefore, it is critical that the magnitude of the plastic issue is addressed to call for appropriate action from various stakeholders.

 

The Plastic crisis

The ocean plastic crisis is effecting the oceans globally. There is a lot of research being done in the Atlantic and around Asia, Europe and the US, but very little data on plastic pollution in western Africa. Globally:

8M

2050

1m

10%

2035

450

 

GET IN TOUCH

If you have any questions about the expedition, want to work with us or just want to say hi please don't hesitate to send us a message. 

 

Africa plastic survey

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