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2016 SoE Marine Predicted concentrations of floating debris (more than 200 millimetres in diameter) per square kilometre in Australian waters

Predicted concentrations of floating debris (more than 200 millimetres in diameter) per square kilometre in Australian waters.

Source: Compiled by National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Marine Biodiversity Hub based on Eriksen et al. (2014) Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans: more than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea. PLoS ONE 9(12):e111913, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111913.

Original dataset metadata can be found at; http://marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search#!DA83B0E3-2B75-48A2-8FDD-874EDD9DBDBF

Map prepared by the Department of Environment and Energy in order to produce Figure MAR21 in the Marine theme of the 2016 State of the Environment Report, available at http://www.soe.environment.gov.au

The map service can be viewed at https://data.gov.au/dataset/2016-soe-mar-floating-debris

Downloadable spatial data will be made available through this page in the near future.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title 2016 SoE Marine Predicted concentrations of floating debris (more than 200 millimetres in diameter) per square kilometre in Australian waters
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/136b454e-ee05-4826-846b-5abcca372e19
Date Published 2017-02-01
Date Updated 2017-04-21
Contact Point
State of the Environment
soe@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2016-01-01
Geospatial Coverage Australia
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency State of the Environment
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