Project Description

For PLP2022 we aim to investigate the minimum detectable abundance fraction of plastic in a 10 x 10 m Sentinel-2 pixel. Towards this goal, we will construct and deploy small HDPE targets that will represent a 1% and 3% abundance fraction. Additionally, we aim to further explore the effects of biofouling and UV degradation on the spectral response of FML through long-term deployment of HDPE mesh targets and through a series of lab spectroscopy measurements.

For PLP2022, our main goals are to test the theoretical limit of the minimum detectable floating marine litter abundance fraction in a Sentinel-2 10×10 m pixel, while continuing our assessment on the effects of biofouling, examining the possible effects of UV degradation, and to deploy our newly acquired inflatable, re-deployable targets.


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