Update! Webinar: Leveraging AI for Plastic Pollution Detection and Monitoring





Watch the webinar recording here.

This webinar aimed to uncover the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in combating plastic pollution and learn how technology can drive positive change for our oceans and rivers. More specifically, we focused on the cutting-edge realm of AI-powered remote sensing, specifically focusing on its revolutionary role in detection and monitoring of plastic pollution. This webinar explored the potential, current status, advantages, challenges, and future prospects of this technology, offering a comprehensive overview relevant for both marine litter research and monitoring efforts. The webinar had over 100 attendees, a testament to the widespread interest in the topic, high quality content and speakers. It was co-organized by IKHAPP, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research and SALT.

The expert panel presented on topics such as harnessing AI for marine research and addressing marine pollution, using AI to map floating plastic in the ocean, AI-based hotspot mapping and quantification of plastic flux in rivers and other exciting waste management and plastic pollution projects using AI. 


Carl Höjman, Business Area Manager – Marine Litter at SALT

Morten Goodwin, Professor at University of Agder (UiA)


Morten Goodwin, Professor at University of Agder (UiA)

Robin de Vries, Product lead ADIS (Autonomous Debris Imaging System) at The Ocean Cleanup

Robrecht Moelans, R&D Professional in Remote Sensing – WATER & COAST at VITO

Klaas Pauly, R&D Professional Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry at VITO

Donal Hill, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Plastic-i

Watch this space for an upcoming story related to the webinar.