Open-access collaborative web-based data analysis portal used for the collection, organization, and geospatial visualization of microplastics data from around the world
To predict the answers to important global microplastic pollution questions, researchers and scientists need access to large and open-access datasets.
Interconnected, collaborative and open data can improve our understanding of microplastic transport, distribution and longevity over large spatial scales and provide the data needed to improve our statistical models.
Currently, this data is fragmented within different institutions around the world. Without a global standardized perspective, this data remains unviable.