Summer 2022 I was invited to join SEES, a multidisciplinary Dutch research expedition to Svalbard.…
How can we get arctic tourists involved with the issue of marine litter? Early 2023 I discussed this with AECO, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators. We decided to develop some tools, ao a set of Marine Litter ID cards that can be used on all vessels of AECO members.
Summer 2023 I had a first chance to test this tool on board the Hondius. Oceanwide interviewed me about my work in the Arctic prior to this trip.
Passengers and guide using the Marine Litter ID cards (photo E. Leemans)
Collecting beach litter at Lomfjorden, Spitsbergen (photo E. Leemans)