Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

This project was intended to help the Port Phillip EcoCentre establish a long-term monitoring program to track microplastic pollution in Port Phillip Bay. We trialled, assessed, and designed an implementation plan for the Baykeeper Beach Litter Audit at nine pre-selected sites. We collected preliminary data and developed informational guides, instructional videos, and promotional flyers to recruit and inform citizen scientists. The monitoring program has potential to serve as a tool for management of the bay over the next fifty years.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2017-05-01

Award

President's IQP Award 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia

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