Parallel session 3 – Towards better data: Monitoring, assessment and related technologies
13:30 – 15:00
Data drives effective policy, business and technological solutions. Defining and prioritizing interventions to address marine plastic litter and tracking their efficacy is, however, undermined by data limitations, including lack of harmonized assessment and monitoring methodologies. Existing data on plastic pollution is often not available to various stakeholders in ready-to-use formats.
This session will focus on finding solutions through better data, including how assessment and monitoring can underpin effective action, and how new technologies can be applied.