05 Jun 2023
Title: Floating water hyacinths help detection of accumulations of river plastic
Description: The Plastic Plant project, part of the ESA Discovery Campaign on Remote Sensing of Plastic Marine Litter, developed a method to estimate floating macroplastic accumulation and transport rates in rivers using remote sensing. It combined the detection of floating water hyacinths using Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 with in-situ estimates of macroplastic densities carried by this invasive aquatic weed.
Copyright: Plastic Plant/ESA