Microplastics as Marine Debris (A virtual talk by NOAA's Andrew Mason)
Date: September 15, 2021
Wednesday, September 15 7 p.m.
A one-hour Zoom talk, this presentation will include a brief description of what constitutes marine debris with a special focus on microplastics. Information about NOAA's Marine Debris Program, including its mission, the FY21-25 strategic plan, and the ramifications of the Save our Seas Act 2.0 on the Marine Debris Program will also be shared.
Andrew Mason has been with NOAA since 2002 and has worked on marine pollution issues in just about every US coastal waterbody including the Atlantic and Pacific States and territories and the Great Lakes. He has led projects ranging from characterizing oil spills to quantifying chemical pollutants in fish, corals, and other animals. Since January 2020 he has served as the Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator and Pacific Team Lead for NOAA's Marine Debris Program.
This program is the first in a series of events that PTMSC is co-producing with the Jefferson Co. Marine Resources Committee.