El Cerrito Rain Garden

Mar 9, 2018

SFEI science will feature prominently at the Sixth International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego next week:

  • Rain Gardens Mitigate Microplastics Entering Aquatic Habitats - Diana Lin, Tuesday poster session, 5:15-7:30pm
  • Raman Analysis: Using Spectroscopy to Identify Microplastics in Complex Matrices - Xia Zhu (University of Toronto), Tuesday poster session, 5:15-7:30pm
  • Characterizing Microplastics in San Francisco Bay and Adjacent National Marine Sanctuaries to Inform Regional Policy Recommendations - Carolynn Box (5 Gyres), Wednesday 11:00am
  • Aerial Imagery and Machine Learning to Advance Trash Monitoring Methods - Tony Hale, Wednesday 2:00pm
  • Source to Sea Transport of Microplastics: Modeling Fate and Transport in San Francisco Bay and the Coastal Ocean - Rusty Holleman, Thursday 9:15am

In addition, Drs. Chelsea Rochman and Kara Lavendar Law, expert advisors to the RMP's microplastics workgroup, are keynote speakers on Tuesday and are moderating and presenting in a number of sessions.

Programs and Focus Areas: 
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program