MEGA DATA – on plastic in the sea

It is hard to tell if we achieve our aim and break the rising curve of plastic pollution of the oceans, when we can't continuously monitor and compare the quantities of plastic and estimate how much they rise or decrease. Plastic Change “Ocean Plastic Mega Data Project” changes this fundamentally in an ambitious collaboration with among others 5Gyres, IBM, Maersk and Thornico.


Data from the present Expedition Plastic and the collaboration with 5Gyres have contributed to putting plastic pollution on the global agenda. We have become wiser and it is time to raise the bar. From now on a global set of data must be gathered, assisted by the giants of commercial trade shipping, pioneering technology and strong mega data partners. It is our ambition that Plastic Change will deliver an annual marine status report concerning plastic issues.



If you wish to support the project, contact

Henrik Beha Pedersen