MICROPLASTICS COMMUNITY SCIENCE
From April to November 2021, local volunteers used new Ocean Diagnostics' developed technologies and protocols to gather microplastic samples from 10 different beaches around Victoria, BC. The samples were the sent to the Ocean Diagnostics lab where our team is analyzing them using our Saturna imaging system and lab capabilities.
To understand the threat of plastic pollution and influence informed decision making, scientists need lots of data on the source, transportation and fate of microplastics in our environment.
Through citizen science programs, the public can play an active role in collecting this important information.