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Pedro Marugan

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Name of Project: Species threatened by plastics.


Project Mission and Goals: Researching how different species are affected by plastics in the ocean, studying how different types of plastic affects different species (depending on size, location, kind of species…)


Process, Tools and Methods: From projects like Kaisei learn what kind of plastics are found in the ocean (plastic bottles, nets, toys…), in what quantity, and organize them. Then, try to study how different types of these plastics affects species in a different way. As 80% of the plastics in the ocean come from land-based sources, this research should help identify the problem before the plastic reaches the ocean.


Final Deliverables and Contribution to the CPM Seminar's Group Project for AfH and the Pac Rim Studios? Create a data base where easily find a list of different plastics we can find in the ocean and link them with different species in the way they are affected. This might be a tool to understand the problem, helping to learn how to find different solutions for a similar problem but affecting different species and sites.






Comments (5)

Peter Anderson said

at 9:00 pm on Feb 7, 2010

Good topic, Pedro. Maybe you could add some more thoughts and details about what would be the format of the final information. Have a look at Monica's page--she is proposing a kind of wikipedia type structure for presenting definitions and explanations--could your topic fit within that structure?

Pedro Marugan said

at 7:23 pm on Feb 8, 2010

Thanks, Peter. I took a look at Monica's proposal and we are thinking about using the same structure but she would test Ocean Acidification and I would explore how plastics affect species in the ocean.

We can discuss this more in depth on Wednesday.


Rodrigo Lima said

at 10:55 am on Feb 9, 2010

My project wants to produce a manual of simple techniques people can take in order to remediate these poluted situations. I wonder if we can't work in close proximity on our projects as I feel there will be a good amount of overlap.


Adam Katz said

at 3:16 pm on Feb 9, 2010

i agree with digo, and in addition think that a common page/information format is going to be key in the effort to integrate all this data with OAN and provide a ADD audience with the tools they need to educate themselves.

Pedro Marugan said

at 4:16 pm on Feb 9, 2010

Sounds good, I'm also working close to Monica Ty's project. Somehow we three are working with similar tools.

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