Innovate UK, Innovate UK KTN, The Satellite Applications Catapult, and the Arribada Initiative have created a series of scoping activities to gather information on how remote sensing is used to understand, monitor, and mitigate plastic litter. The scoping activities include a survey and series of webinars to gather information on the current challenges surrounding remote sensing techniques for plastic litter studies and the challenges of policy making.
We define “remote sensing” as ‘obtaining information about objects or areas from a distance, typically from satellites or drones’ and “plastic litter” as ‘plastic products that have been discarded, disposed of, or abandoned’.
If you wish to participate, please complete this online questionnaire. The 15-question survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. To increase the effectiveness and scope of our questionnaire, we actively encourage you to pass it onto relevant peers and colleagues.
The presence of plastic litter is now recognised as a global environmental, social and economic issue. Remote sensings large spatial coverage and ability to collect data in remote areas have the potential to advance our understanding of plastic litter pervasiveness and how to combat it. However, successfully understanding and mitigating plastic litter requires an alignment between researchers, policy makers, and funders. Therefore, conversations between representatives from the sectors of intervention, innovation and policy are key.
Innovate UK, Innovate UK KTN, The Satellite Applications Catapult, and the Arribada Initiative have created this collaborative workshop to gather information on how remote sensing is used to understand, monitor, and mitigate plastic litter.
This workshop will bring together experts from three key sectors to discuss: