We have reached out to The Ocean Cleanup to see if the Panama Posse could help with measuring plastic pollution along the route. Francesco F. Ferrari, the Ocean Cleanup’s Lab Coordinator & Environmental Researcher has recommended that we use their free survey App to collect important data which can later be transformed in concentration and total load of plastic in the Pacific coastal areas as part of their study.
Is a simple tool for daytime use and it can capture information, without having to deploy a trolling sampling tool (like the manta).
Below are the links (for android and IOS) where you can download it, but it is also available on Google Play and iTunes. This is of course voluntary and on a per vessel basis.
Dietmar – one of the posse