Technical Report
September 24, 2017

Salgado Kent C, Reisser J, Gibbs SE, Fouda L, Morales D and Kniest H

  • Type: Technical report
  • Collaborators: Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Curtin University (Australia), The Ocean Cleanup (The Netherlands), University of New Castle (Australia)
  • Support provided from: Teledyne Optech, International Air Response, and Moffett Federal Airfield.
  • DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10025.29287


The Ocean Cleanup Aerial Expedition used visual observation teams and sensors installed on the aircraft to detect floating debris within the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This document specifically reports on the visual observations conducted during these aerial surveys in October 2016.

  • Aerial survey, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Plastic pollution, Visual observation