Advancing Data Analysis and Data Comparability on Marine Litter Monitoring in the East Asian Seas
Event Date: October 9, 2023, from 09:00 to 17:00 (UTC+07:00)
Event Location: Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit (In-person/Hybrid)
Join us at the Regional Workshop on Marine Litter Monitoring, themed “Advancing Data Analysis and Data Comparability in the East Asian Seas.” This workshop is organized by COBSEA and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with CSIRO, with support from the SEA circular and MA-RE-DESIGN projects. The workshop is part of Bangkok Plastics Week, a series of capacity-building and networking events on plastic pollution, organized jointly with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and partners.
Monitoring and assessment are crucial for understanding marine litter’s status, trends, and impacts, enabling the development of effective policies. COBSEA’s Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (RAP MALI) emphasizes the importance of robust and harmonized plastic pollution monitoring in the East Asian Seas. COBSEA countries have adopted the Regional Guidance on Harmonized National Marine Litter Monitoring Programmes to enhance monitoring efforts. The workshop will address data analysis and comparability to measure intervention effectiveness.
This workshop aims to:
- Enhance data analysis skills from marine litter monitoring surveys.
- Promote harmonization and data sharing.
- Strengthen data collection and comparability.
- Facilitate the exchange of monitoring efforts and support national programs.
- Identify capacity-building needs for training and technical assistance.
Open to all nine COBSEA member countries, and participants include technical staff from COBSEA national focal agencies responsible for marine litter monitoring and plastic pollution assessment and technical partners supporting government agencies.
Join us at the Regional Workshop on Marine Litter Monitoring and be part of the collective effort to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in the East Asian Seas, working towards a sustainable future.