Guidelines for Harmonizing Ocean Surface Microplastic Monitoring Methods. Version 1.2.
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Cordova, Muhammad Reza
Cozsar Cabanas, Andrés
Lusher, Amy L.
Mason, Sherri A.
Shim, Won Joon
Syakti, Agung Dhamar
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This document presents the version (1.2) of “Guidelines for Harmonizing Ocean Surface Microplastic Monitoring Methods” (herein after referred to as the Guidelines). Its primary goal is to propose ways of harmonizing methodologies for monitoring microplastic densities at the ocean surface to deliver comparable results. Specifically, the Guidelines indicate the rationale for various sample collection methods, sample handling and processing, analytical procedures, reporting requirements, and other matters necessary or desirable for harmonization. Preparation of the Guidelines was based on the output of the international workshop held in 2015 as a follow-up to the “G7 Action Plan to Combat Marine Litter” agreed on in the G7 Elmau Summit 2015, and a follow-up meeting held in 2019 based on “G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on marine plastic litter” endorsed in the G20 Osaka Summit 2019. It was indicated that Japan would lead the harmonization efforts for microplastic monito.....
PublisherMinistry of the Environment, Japan
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo , Japan
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationMichida, Y., et al. (2023) Guidelines for Harmonizing Ocean Surface Microplastic Monitoring Methods.Version 1.2. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Ministry of the Environment Japan, 73pp. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25607/OBP-867-2