Report of the 1st ocean plastics research society in Environmental and Food Unit

Marine Science Group from Environment and Food Unit held the first internal ocean plastics research society on July 12.

The aim of this society series is to facilitate the exchange of information regarding ocean plastic research, and the Marine Science Group from the Environment and Food Unit has been organizing it since this year.

We invited Prof. Shin’ichiro Kako from Kagoshima University, who introduced how to visually show the locations of ocean plastic on land using deep learning technology.

Dr. Chisa Higuchi from the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics also shared one of her research projects, a simulation model that aims to reduce additional pollution caused by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050.

The participants from various research fields had numerous questions and opinions, and the event concluded successfully.

Thank you very much to all of you for your participation.
The details of the 2nd society will also be updated on this website, so we look forward to receiving many more participants!

環境・食料ユニット海洋科学研究グループリーダー 磯辺篤彦 応用力学研究所 教授
鹿児島大学 加古 真一郎 教授
応用力学研究所  樋口千紗 学術研究員