The Geography of Ocean Plastics

Orhun Aydin and Shaun Walbridge, Esri

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Since their invention in 1950s, plastics have had an alarmingly negative impact on the world’s ocean, completely unanticipated. But modern scientific detectives are now turning to big data and advanced geoanalytics to more fully understand the presence of this pollution as a first step toward reversal.

Browse this gallery of StoryMaps, web mapping apps, Python notebooks, journal articles, or other digital resources supporting the science presented in this chapter of the Esri Press book GIS for Science: Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics, Volume 2.