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TOW Project

Empowering citizen scientists to track and together prevent marine pollution. Funded by Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School and the Autodesk Foundation.

Project website : http://www.testingourwaters.net/

 

The Testing Our Waters project offers a multi-pronged, design centered approach to reducing the accumulation of plastics in local waterways and international oceans through active community engagement and policy change. We will be designing, aggregating, and hopefully inspiring the creation of Do It Yourself (DIY) trawls for citizen scientists to make and use in their nearby marine environments. Pollution collected in the trawls will be documented via a smartphone application and uploaded to a website platform. Results will build an online engaged community, regularly notify environmental stewards of the problem, and propose policy changes.

Collaboration with 5Gyres and NyNjBayKeeper 

Recycled Trawl Drawing

Recycled Trawl Drawing

DISALVO NEUSTON NET  Designed by Dr. Louis DiSalvo, details provided by Tim Kiessling and Martin Thiel

DISALVO NEUSTON NET

Designed by Dr. Louis DiSalvo, details provided by Tim Kiessling and Martin Thiel