Working Group 42: Indicators of Marine Plastic Pollution
Motivation and Goals:
Marine debris is increasingly recognized as a threat to biota in the ocean, and especially North Pacific and its marginal seas are reported as ‘hot spots’ for its abundance. However, organismal and non-organismal indicators, which are consistently available across the North Pacific region, for plastic pollution status and trend and ecological impacts are not established.
Terms of Reference
  1. To review micro- and mesoplastic pollution (e.g. abundance, distribution, composition, and potential impacts) in North Pacific and its marginal seas;
  2. To identify multiple organismal and non-organismal indicators of plastic pollution and its environmental impacts including associated chemicals in the North Pacific and its marginal seas;
  3. To recommend guidelines for monitoring environmental indicators and a target improvement goal for the established indicators;
  4. To convene a topic session and/or workshop on environmental indicators and impacts of plastic pollution and coordinate a special issue in an international peer-reviewed journal;
  5. Contribute to FUTURE by publishing a final report summarizing results of the Working Group deliberations.
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Dr. Peter S. Ross (MEQ, WG-42)
Coastal Ocean Research Institute
Pacific Science Enterprise Centre
4160 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
Canada V7V 1H2
1-604 659-3517
Peter.Ross@ocean.org
Dr. Kazuhiko Mochida (WG-42)
National Research Institute of Fisheries and Environment of Inland Sea
Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2-17-5 Maruishi
Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Japan 739-0452
(81-829) 55-3759
(81-829) 54-1216
kmochida@fra.affrc.go.jp
Prof. Hideshige Takada (WG-42)
Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
3-5-8 Saiwaicho
Fuchu, Tokyo
Japan 183-8509
(81-42) 367-5825
(81-42) 360-8264
shige@cc.tuat.ac.jp
Dr. Shuhei Tanaka (WG-42)
Department of Technology Ecology, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Kyoto University
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto, Japan 606-8501
+81-75-753-5171
t-shuhei@eden.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Prof. Daoji Li (WG-42)
State Key laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research
East China Normal University
500 Dongchuan Rd.
Shanghai, People's Republic of China 200241
(86-21) 54836458
(86-21) 54836458
daojili@sklec.ecnu.edu.cn
Dr. Connie Ka-yan NG (WG-42)
Department of Chemistry and State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution
City University of Hong Kong
Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, 83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
People's Republic of China P5840
(852) 3442 6504
kayan.ng.connie@gmail.com
Dr. Matthew Savoca (WG-42)
Department of Biology, Hopkins Marine Station
Stanford University
120 Ocean View Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA
People's Republic of China 93950
7184909356
msavoca13@gmail.com
Dr. Chengjun Sun (WG-42)
WG-42 Co-Chair
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd., LaoShan District
Qingdao, People's Republic of China 266061
(+86) 532-88963310
csun@fio.org.cn
Prof. Juying Wang (WG-42)
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
+86-411-84782526
jywang@nmemc.org.cn
Dr. Sang Hee Hong (WG-42)
Oil and POPs Research Group
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok-1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Republic of Korea 53201
+82-55-639-8674
shhong@kiost.ac.kr
Dr. Miran Kim (S-MBM, WG-42)
Survey and Research
National Park Research Institute
Korea National Park Service, Danguro 171
Wonju, Kangwon-do
Republic of Korea 26441
(82-33) 769-1626
ruddyduck318@gmail.com
Prof. Seung-Kyu Kim (WG-42)
Department of Marine Science
Incheon National University
119 Academy-ro, Yeonsu-gu
Incheon, Republic of Korea 22012
(82-32) 835-8862
skkim@inu.ac.kr
Dr. Wonjoon Shim (GC, WG-42)
South Sea Research Institute
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok-1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Republic of Korea 656-834
(82-55) 639-8671
(82-55) 639-8677
wjshim@kiost.ac.kr
Dr. Jennifer M Lynch (WG-42)
WG-42 Co-Chair
Center for Marine Debris Research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI
U.S.A. 96795
1-808-236-3582
jennifer.lynch@nist.gov
Dr. Amy V. Uhrin (WG-42)
NOAA
Marine Debris Program
1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, Room 10240
Silver Spring, MD
U.S.A. 20910
+1-240-533-0426
amy.uhrin@noaa.gov