Oceaneye's microlitter data 2011-2020

Date 2022-05-23
Temporal extent 2011-08-31 -2020-11-26
Author(s) Hagmann Pascal1, Potter Gaël1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Association Oceaneye, 1200 Geneva, Switzerland
DOI 10.17882/86630
Publisher SEANOE
Keyword(s) microplastics, mesoplastics, sea surface, manta net

This dataset is a compilation off all sea surface micro- and mesolitter data produced by Oceaneye between 2011 and 2020 during several volunteer monitoring expeditions with the use of manta nets. The dataset provides in-depth information such as station location, date, time, sampling distance and wind speed, but also number and mass of items for the different categories.

More info at concerning the methodology :

Licence CC-BY
Utilisation Data are published without any warranty, express or implied. The user assumes all risk arising from his/her use of data. Data are intended to be research-quality and include estimates of data quality. It is the sole responsibility to the user to assess if the data appropriate his/her use. Oceaneye asks to be co-author of any scientific article based on Oceaneye's data that have not yet been published in a scientific article. The list of Oceaneye publications is available under : https://www.oceaneye.ch/en/association/documents/
Acknowledgements Oceaneye acknowledges all donators of the association between 2010 and 2020 as well as the volunteer sailors who participated in this project. In particular: anonymous foundations, fondation Gelbert, fondation du centenaire Raiffeisen, Dipan Water Technology, fondation Temperatio, fondation philanthropique famille Sandoz. The organizations participating in this program were: Association Oceaneye, Fondation Pacifique, Swiss Cetacean Society, Assocation Rêves-sur-mer, Bonavalette, Marémotrice, Saileat, Precious Plastic Léman, Swiss Sailing Club, Bekwaïpa, Oceasciences, Seatheplastic as well as individual sailors willing to remain anonymous.
Sensor metadata

Manta Net 0.6 m x 0.15 m, meshsize = 0.33 mm

Flowmeter Hydrobios 438 110


EMODnet Chemistry (standardized data)

SeaDataNet (standardized data)

File Size Format Processing Access
Oceane's Microlitter data 93 KB ODV Quality controlled data Open access
Oceaneye's Microlitter metadata 221 KB XML Quality controlled data Open access
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