Marine litter is a global threat to the marine ecosystem. BioConsult SH is now launching a project to monitor beached litter in the Arctic.
Surveying beach litter on the shore: Marc Schnurawa launches his #WingtraOne on Svalbard for a calibration exercise. We want to find out how to survey beached litter in the Arctic using drone- and satellite imagery. The drone provides perfect ground-truthing and gives an insight into beach litter monitoring on different spatial scales.
The project “Environmental Protection in the Arctic – support of German activities in the Arctic Council in terms of a pilot study on monitoring plastic litter on arctic coastlines applying remote sensing techniques - FKZ: 3719182010” is conducted by BioConsult SH and AquaEcology on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA). The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).
Click here for more information on our drone-based aerial surveys.