Abundance of marine plastic debris distribution

19 November 2021

On Friday 29th October, POWIIS students helped to kickstart efforts to acquire data on the abundance of marine plastic debris distribution at Pantai Pasir Panjang, Penang. They are working in collaboration with The Centre for Marine and Coastal studies (CEMACS) at the University of Sains Malaysia (USM) and with the COLLECT (Citizen Observation of Local Litter in Coastal ECosysTems) initiative.

POWIIS students are the very first citizen scientists for COLLECT in Malaysia, The students spent their afternoon laying out transect lines, collecting and sorting plastic and will proceed to analyze their samples in the laboratory at POWIIS on Friday 5th November.

USM would like to thank all POWIIS students who are taking part in this project, and also express their gratitude to the teachers and parents for their support too!