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Center for Ocean Plastic Studies

The Center for Ocean Plastic Studies (COPS) is launched in April 2022 as a satellite research center placed in the Chulalongkorn University in Thailand Kingdom.

Detailed information are available in the website for the Center for Ocean Plastic Studies (COPS).

Background

  • Marine plastic pollution including microplastics is recently concerned worldwide as a serious marine environmental problem. An urgent topic is the risk assessment of ocean plastics on the marine ecosystem.
  • Marine plastic pollution is rapidly regarded as a hot topic for a wide range of world’s stakeholders as well as scientists.

Our objectives

To establish a center of excellence regarding ocean plastic studies in the world. We have an expected advantage because of the research fields in Southeast Asian regions with a large amount of mismanaged plastic waste.

Expected works in COPS

  • Plastic flow analyses from the land polluted by plastics to oceans via rivers
  • Monitoring of ocean plastics in estuaries and surrounding oceans
  • Creating an action plan to reduced ocean plastics, based on future prediction
  • 'Easily-accessible' research center for scientists in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Center for Ocean Plastic Studies  Center for Ocean Plastic Studies

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Ocean Plastic Monitoring and Modeling

[ Professor ] ISOBE Atsuhiko (*)
[ Assistant Professor ] NAKANO Haruka   JANDANG Suppakarn



Assessment on Ocean Plastic Influences

[ Associate Professor ] ALFONSO Belén María

 


(*) : adjunct

 

 

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