PO003:
Detection, Analysis and Modeling of the Distribution and Transport of Oceanic Debris


Session ID#: 27646

Session Description:
An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste generated on land entered the oceans in 2010, a figure that does not include debris from natural disasters, lost shipping cargo, or derelict fishing gear. Floating debris is a hazard to navigation and poses risks to marine animals and the marine ecosystem. Although contamination by man-made debris is increasingly reported in marine habitats around the world, major gaps remain in understanding the sources, distribution and transport of oceanic debris.

In this session we invite presentations on topics that inform understanding of the distribution and dispersion of oceanic debris of all materials and sizes, including:

  • ocean and shelf-sea dynamics at a variety of scales that distribute debris horizontally or vertically;
  • the dynamics of buoyant objects in turbulent ocean flow;
  • data on characteristics of debris that affect its transport (e.g., size, shape, windage, etc.);
  • advances in modeling of debris transport, from coastal regions to the open ocean; and
  • assessments of remote sensing tools for detection of floating debris.
Primary Chair:  Kara L Lavender Law, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Co-chairs:  Stefano Aliani, Institute of Marine Sciences CNR, La Spezia, Italy, Erik van Sebille, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands and Nikolai A Maximenko, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Index Terms:

4251 Marine pollution [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4255 Numerical modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4275 Remote sensing and electromagnetic processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4572 Upper ocean and mixed layer processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OM - Ocean Modeling

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rick Lumpkin, NOAA Miami, Miami, FL, United States
Michelle Heather DiBenedetto, Nicholas T Ouellette and Jeffrey R Koseff, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Jennifer Anne Brandon, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, William Jones, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, CA, United States and Mark D Ohman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Erik van Sebille1, Michael Lange2 and Philippe Delandmeter1, (1)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (2)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Alanna Lecher, Gaylen Martin and Elizabeth Harris, Lynn University, Natural and Applied Sciences, Boca Raton, FL, United States
Young-Gyu Park, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Physical Oceanography Division, Ansan, South Korea and Seongbong Seo, KIOST, Ocean Circulation and Climate Research Center, Ansan, Korea, Republic of (South)
Christophe Maes, Institute of Research for Development, Brest, France, Bruno Blanke, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS), Brest, France and Elodie Claire Martinez, Environnement Insulaire Océanien (EIO), IRD, Ifremer, UPF and ILM, Faa'a, French Polynesia
Alexandra ter Halle1, Laurent Brach2, Patrick Deixonne3, Marie-France Bernard3, Edmée Durand4, Marie-Christine Desjean5, Emile Perez1 and Erik VanSebille6, (1)Centre National de la recherche scientifique, CNRS, Physical chemistry, Toulouse, France, (2)Laboratoire des Interactions Moléculaires et Réactivité Chimique et Photochimique (IMRCP), UMR CNRS 5623, Université Paul Sabatier-UPS, France, (3)Expedition 7ème Continent, France, (4)Mercator Ocean, France, (5)Centre national d'études spatiales, France, (6)Imperial College London, Grantham Institue, London, United Kingdom
Atsuhiko Isobe1, Shinsuke Iwasaki2, Keiichi Uchida3 and Tadashi Tokai3, (1)Kyushu University, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Fukuoka, Japan, (2)Kyushu University, RIAM Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kasuga, Japan, (3)Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
Francisco J Beron-Vera, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States, Maria Josefina Olascoaga, RSMAS - UMiami, Department of Ocean Sciences, Miami, FL, United States and Rick Lumkin, NOAA, AOML, Miami, FL, United States
Anna Internicola, Haley Glos and Jonathan Cohen, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Lewes, DE, United States
Joaquin A Trinanes1,2, Maria Josefina Olascoaga3, Gustavo Jorge Goni1, Nikolai A Maximenko4, David Anthony Griffin5 and Jan Hafner6, (1)Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States, (2)Instituto de Investigacions Tecnoloxicas, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, (3)RSMAS - UMiami, Department of Ocean Sciences, Miami, FL, United States, (4)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (5)CSIRO, Hobart, TAS, Australia, (6)IPRC/SOEST U. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States
Henry Chang1, Helga Huntley1, Albert D Kirwan Jr1, Daniel F Carlson2, Guillaume Novelli3, Baylor Fox-Kemper4 and CARTHE LASER Team, (1)University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, (2)Florida State University, Dept. of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (3)RSMAS, FL, United States, (4)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Laurent Lebreton, The Ocean Cleanup, Raglan, New Zealand and Julia Reisser, The Ocean Cleanup, Australia
Katie Gamble, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, United States, Tobias Kukulka, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, United States and Jonathan Cohen, University of Delaware, School of Marine Science and Policy, Lewes, DE, United States
Kara L Lavender Law1, Chris Wilcox2 and Britta Denise Hardesty2, (1)Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)CSIRO, Oceans and Atmosphere Business Unit, Hobart, Australia
Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research and Education, Long Beach, CA, United States, Gwen Lattin, Algalita Marine Research and Education, Research, Long Beach, CA, United States, Nikolai A Maximenko, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Jan Hafner, IPRC/SOEST U. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States and Stephen Weisberg, SCCWRP, Costa Mesa, CA, United States
Lixin Zhu1, Shiye Zhao1, Thais Bittar2, Aron Stubbins3 and Daoji Li1, (1)East China Normal University, State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, Shanghai, China, (2)Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of Georgia, Marine Sciences Department, Savannah, GA, United States, (3)Northeastern University, Marine and Environmental Science, Boston, MA, United States
Jessica Leigh Donohue1, Kara L Lavender Law1, Naiff David Bethoney2 and Kevin D. E. Stokesbury2, (1)Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School for Marine Science and Technology, New Bedford, MA, United States
Nikolai A Maximenko, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Jan Hafner, IPRC/SOEST U. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, Masafumi Kamachi, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan and Amoreena MacFadyen, NOAA, Office of Response & Restoration, Seattle, WA, United States