Workshop on Mission Concepts for Marine Debris Sensing

19 (Tuesday) - 21 (Thursday) January 2016
East-West Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

Agenda & Presentations

Day 1, Tuesday, January 19 (Asia room, 2nd floor)
8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast (provided on site)
9:00-9:15 Welcome (Brian Taylor, Eric Lindstrom)
9:15-9:30 Introduction and workshop goals (Nikolai Maximenko, Yi Chao, and Delwyn Moller)
9:30-10:00 Development of a satellite mission: From concept to launch (Yi Chao)
10:00-12:30 Session 1: Marine debris from in situ observation perspective
Chairs: Nikolai Maximenko and Kara Lavender Law
10:00-10:30 Peter Murphy - Debris detection efforts - efforts & lessons learned
10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea Break
10:45-11:15 Carl J. Berg - Spatial and temporal distribution of post-tsunami large marine debris in Hawaii
11:15-11:45 Kara Lavender Law - Microplastics in the ocean
11:45-12:15 Mary Crowley - Debris floating in the open ocean
12:15-12:30 Discussions
12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided on site, Makana Room, garden level)
2:00-5:00 Session 2: Marine debris science and dynamics
Chair: Yi Chao& Kathleen Dohan
2:00-2:30 Kathleen Dohan - Demonstrating marine debris pathway modeling challenges using a simple model
2:30-3:00 Tomoya Kataoka, Shin’ichiro Kako, Cathryn C. Murray, Charlie Plybon, Thomas A. Murphy, Nir Barnea, Hirofumi Hinata, Atsuhiko Isobe – Techniques for quantifying the accumulation of marine debris on beaches
3:00-3:30 James Potemra - Observations and modeling of temporal variability of marine debris deposition at Tern Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
3:30-3:45 Coffee/Tea Break
3:45-4:15 Jan Hafner – ‘Waves’ of tsunami debris: effect of the windage
4:15-4:45 Nikolai Maximenko – Using disaster debris data to train dynamical models
4:45-5:00 Discussions
5:00-7:00 Reception (buffet and no-host bar provided on site, Wailana Room, garden level)
Day 2, Wednesday, January 20 (Asia room, 2nd floor)
8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast (provided on site)
9:00-12:30 Session 3: Multi-disciplinary aspects of marine debris
Chair: Nikolai Maximenko
9:00-9:30 Luca Centurioni - Surface current observations with satellite tracked drifting buoys (remote presentation)
9:30-10:00 Gregg Jacobs, Helga S. Huntley, A. D. Kirwan, Jr., Bruce L. Lipphardt, Jr., Timothy Campbell, Travis Smith, Kacey Edwards, Brent Bartels - Surface Marine Debris Evolution (remote presentation)
10:00-10:30 Heidi Savelli - Global monitoring system for marine litter: concept note
10:30-10:45 Coffee/Tea break
10:45-11:15 Kirsten Moy and Miguel Castrence - Mapping marine debris on Hawaiian shorelines using ultra-high resolution aerial ortho-imagery
11:15-11:45 Gregory Asner - Imaging Spectroscopy Science and Missions
11:45-12:15 Christine Woolaway - Marine debris found on Hawaiian shorelines during the International Coastal Cleanups
12:15-12:30 Discussions
12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided on site, Makana Room, garden level)
2:00-5:00 Session 4: Marine debris remote sensing (including both airborne and spaceborne)
Chair: Delwyn Moller & John Arvesen
2:00-2:30 John Arvesen, Tim Ball, Ryan Dotson, Robert Higgins - Airborne high-resolution, panoramic camera system for mapping floating debris
2:30-3:00 Ved Chirayath - Drones that see through waves – new technologies in ocean remote sensing
3:00-3:30 Delwyn Moller - SAR and IfSAR observational concepts for marine debris mapping and oceanic monitoring
3:30-3:45 Coffee/Tea Break
3:45-4:15 Thomas Mace - Airborne Remote Sensing Component of Marine Debris Monitoring
4:15-5:00 Discussions (Eric Lindstrom)
Day 3, Thursday, January 21 (Asia room, 2nd floor)
8:30-9:00 Continental breakfast (provided on site)
9:00-12:30 Session 5: Marine debris remote mission concept development
Chairs: Yi Chao and Delwyn Moller
9:00-12:15 General discussion
                     Peter Murphy
                     Kara Lavender Law
                     Kathleen Dohan
                     Ved Chirayath
                     Tomoya Kataoka
                     Heidi Savelli
                     Kirsten Moy and Miguel Castrence
                     John Arvesen
                     Paolo Corradi
                     Summary (Yi Chao)
12:15-12:30 Concluding remarks and plan forward (Eric Lindstrom, Nikolai Maximenko)
Workshop Adjourn
12:30-2:00 Lunch (provided on site, Makana Room, garden level)
Optional Tour to Oahu windward