Marine Science and Conservation Public Forum

Boston Sea Rovers Sunday Program

“Raising the Level of Knowledge of the Underwater World”

Focus on marine science, education, and conservation

Trash Free Seas

Sunday March 11, 2018

Marine Science and Conservation Public Forum – Doc Edgerton Room

Day-long session featuring presentations on Marine Debris focusing on the problem and possible solutions.


9:30: Documenting Marine Debris at the Far Corners of the Planet

Michel Labrecque & Julie Ouimet


10:15 MantaRay Microplastic Sampler

Ethan Edson, NEU


11:00 Recycling of Plastic Marine Debris

Robert Whitehouse, UMass Lowell Plastics Engineering


11:45 “Coastsweep” Massachusetts Annual Coastal Cleanup

Susan Yochelson, Salem Sound Coastwatch


1:00: Viewing of “A Plastic Ocean” 90 minutes

About Film


2:30: Panel Discussion


3:00:  Boston Sea Rovers 2017 Summer Internship Report

Krista LaForest – 2017 Boston Sea Rovers Summer Intern

Boston Sea Rovers