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. Sang Hee Hong (SG-MMP, WG-42)
Oil and POPs Research Group
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok-1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Korea, R 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
Korea, R 26441
(82-33) 769-1626
ruddyduck318@gmail.com
Prof. Seung-Kyu Kim (SG-MMP, WG-42)
Department of Marine Science
Incheon National University
119 Academy-ro, Yeonsu-gu
Incheon, Korea, R 22012
(82-32) 835-8862
skkim@inu.ac.kr
Dr. Wonjoon Shim (GC, SG-MMP, WG-42)
SG-MMP Chair
South Sea Research Institute
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok-1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Korea, R 656-834
(82-55) 639-8671
(82-55) 639-8677
wjshim@kiost.ac.kr