Our research team published their most extensive research paper on March 22, 2018, in Scientific Reports. The study combined the data from the Mega- and Aerial Expedition, to paint a clear picture of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Read more in our update about the main findings. In relation to the publication, we also created a page dedicated to summarizing all of our findings, also from past publications.
> See dedicated Great Pacific Garbage patch page
Now that the team has completed the assessment for the baseline, they will now focus on assisting Pacific team to assess the performance of our first cleanup system.
The research team will also work on completing a mass balance of the problem, in an attempt to understand how persistent the patch is, and what causes the gap between the inflow and stock of plastic.
> See all of our publications