Atlantic Canada Marine Plastic Research Project (2017-2020)

The purpose of the Atlantic Canada Microplastic Research Project (2017-2020) is to determine the quantity of microplastics in 3 near-shore communities of Atlantic Canada. Data will be used to better inform the conversation and solutions around plastic pollution in the region. The project is funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada and is in partnership with Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP), ACAP Humber Arm, and Dr. Max Liboiron at the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) out of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Dr. Max Liboiron is our chief academic advisor on the 3-year project, assisting with project development, methods and protocol, and sampling design. The project included sampling both surface water and beach sediment at all three study locations. The surface water trawling equipment was built using CLEAR''s low-aquatic debris instrument (LADI) design. Data reports are available for 2018 surface water and shoreline sediment results. Remaining 2018 sediment results and 2019 hot-spot data will be available soon.

Access and Use

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Limitations: We did not calibrate a particular instrument on this date/ other reasons for data quality issues that may affect reusability

Data and Resources

Dates

Metadata Reference Date(s) March 02, 2022 (Publication)
March 02, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) June 11, 2018 (Creation)
July 30, 2020 (Publication)
August 13, 2020 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Citation

Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Additional Info

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Sea State
  • Marine debris
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Maintenance Note Generated from https://cioos-siooc.github.io/metadata-entry-form
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 1
Name
Ariel Smith
Affiliation
Coastal Action
Email
ariel@coastalaction.org
Role
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 2
Name
Alexa Goodman
Affiliation
Coastal Action
Email
alexa@coastalaction.org
Role
Custodian
Responsible Party
Responsible Party 1
Name
Alexa Goodman
Affiliation
Coastal Action
Email
alexa@coastalaction.org
Role
  • Author
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Affiliation
Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP)
Email
carp@annapolisriver.ca
Role
Collaborator
Responsible Party 3
Affiliation
ACAP Humber Arm
Email
speddle@acaphumberarm.com
Role
Collaborator
Responsible Party 4
Affiliation
Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR)
Email
mliboiron@mun.ca
Role
Contributor
Responsible Party 5
Affiliation
Surface Science Western Laboratory (University of Western Ontario)
Email
info@surfacesciencewestern.com
Role
Contributor
Responsible Party 6
Affiliation
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Email
ec.enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca
Role
Funder
Distributor
Distributor 1
Affiliation
CIOOS Atlantic
Email
info@cioosatlantic.ca
Role
Distributor
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Temporal Extent
Begin
2018-06-11
End
2018-10-31
Vertical Extent
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Max
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