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Title: Lagragian trajectories to assess marine plastic pollution distribution in the Canary Islands
Authors: Cividanes García, Marcos 
Director: Machín Jiménez, Francisco José 
Aguiar González, Miguel Borja 
UNESCO Clasification: 330811 Control de la contaminación del agua
331210 Plásticos
2510 Oceanografía
Keywords: Plastic tags
Lagrangian trajectories
Large-scale Circulation
North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre
Issue Date: 2022
Abstract: The increasing presence of plastics in the ocean is a harmful problem for marine ecosystems and the socio-economic sector. A recurrent type of debris gathered in waters of the Canary Islands are the identification tags employed at lobster traps deployed at the north-eastern coast of North America. Since 2016 to the present, these debris have been routinely collected and classified by the EOMAR group (MICROTROFIC Project) through coastal sampling focused on the eastern part of the Canary archipelago. In order to address this problem, a further understanding of the distribution and dynamics of these debris in the ocean is demanding. In this work, a pre-existing tool in Matlab has been upgraded to produce Lagrangian trajectories based on Marine Copernicus surface current velocity (GLORYS12V1). The main goal is to assess the trajectories that floating particles might follow in the North Atlantic subtropical gyre when released over a grid in the north-eastern coast of North America (Gulf of Maine). Our results provide a quantitative basis about the link between the North American north-eastern coast and the Canary Islands, where the presence of these and other debris is of increasing concern.
Department: Departamento de Física
Degree: Grado en Ciencias del Mar
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