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Mapping the Plastic Problem

December 22, 2009

…from V1 Magazine

“The growing amount of plastic debris in the world’s oceans and waterways has many scientists and anti pollution activists very concerned. The Great Pacific Garbage patch, a gyre in the Pacific Ocean that is capturing plastic debris and is growing in size has provided a rallying cry for activists that is gaining momentum. Drew Stephens, the founder of the GIS Institute, has long been involved in the application of GIS for conservation, and that work has led to his participation on the Think Beyond Plastic expedition in California that recently took place. V1 editor Matt Ball spoke with Stephens about the purpose and outcome of this trip as well as the benefits of applying more geospatial analysis to this problem.”

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