Monitoring marine litter by drones - The University of Barcelona experience

A team of University of Barcelona's researchers testing marine litter observation procedures by drone.

During the last june, the University of Barcelona team of Medsealitter performed testing activities using drones to monitor marine litter presence in the Cap de Creus MPA (Spain). Despite some weather challenges most bays of the marine park were mapped photographically and luckily not much litter was recorded in the MPA area. The survey was made possible thanks to the contribution of Bertrand Bouchard and his drone expertise, and a photo/video reportage was made by Alex Aguilar.