CSI for the Oceans: Using Forensics to Investigate Microplastics Pollution
Sometimes science can play out like a crime scene investigation. Join the National Geographic Society From Shore to the Abyss Plastics Team as they investigate microplastic pollution from aboard the EV Nautilus. This international team of researchers are tracing microplastic movements using various sampling methodologies in and around the Hawaiian Islands.
Led by Rozalia Project Founder and National Geographic Explorer Rachael Miller, the team observing the distribution of microplastics and anthropogenic microfiber pollution found in the surface waters and air surrounding the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Lana'i, and Hawai'i Island. This research will contribute important knowledge to protect these essential waters.
From Shore To the Abyss: Exploration of Shark Communities and Microplastic Pollution in the Main Hawaiian Islands
In our second leg of the From Shore to the Abyss program, OET and National Geographic Society are exploring the waters of Maui and Hawaiʻi island while studying sharks and microplastic pollution investigating the intersection of humans and the ocean environment to inform policy and management of this ecosystem.
From Shore To the Abyss: Exploration of Maritime Heritage and Microplastic Pollution in the Main Hawaiian Islands
Our third From Shore to the Abyss expedition finds OET and National Geographic Society investigating maritime cultural heritage and plastic pollution in the waters around Lānaʻi and Maui. Both project teams will investigate evidence left behind by humans to better understand what happened in the past, as well as what this means for the future. Projects focus on the intersection of human actions and the ocean environment to inform policy and management of this ecosystem.