The Race For Water Odyssey Arrives In Hawaii To Continue Its Fight Against Plastic Pollution In The Oceans

Easter Islands. Photograph:© SAF — Coastal Care


Having left Easter Island, the scientific expedition arrived in Honolulu after more than three weeks at sea- after finding a dire pollution situation on the famous Chilean island, as well as on the various uninhabited islands it visited along the way.

The R4WO scientific team will continue the collection of data that started three months ago, in the Azores, to create a corpus that would allow a better understanding of marine pollution.

The goal is, in the long term, to test an unprecedented method for detecting macro-waste, as Dr. Dave Johnston of Duke University explains…

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