2019 Hawai'i Marine Debris Action Plan Research Workshop
The Hawai‘i Marine Debris Action Plan (HI-MDAP) establishes a comprehensive framework for strategic action to reduce the ecological, health and safety, and economic impacts of marine debris in Hawai‘i by 2020. Goal 5 of the HI-MDAP is to conduct high quality research to understand marine debris. Strategy 1 of the goal is to develop an understanding of marine debris physical and chemical traits, life cycle, transport, quantity, impacts, and accumulation rates of marine debris. Action 5.1.1 is to identify and support marine debris research priorities through a collaborative workshop with a goal for island specific collaboration. To accomplish this action, the first HI-MDAP Research Workshop was held in 2017.
In an effort to encourage continued information sharing and collaboration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program and the National Institute for Standards and Technology partnered to co-facilitate the 2019 HI-MDAP Research Workshop. The workshop was held on July 25-26, 2019 at the Hawai‘i Pacific University Makapu‘u Campus.