In the beginning of November, Marthe had the opportunity to present her ongoing work with marine plastic debris entanglement through a seminar called Ocean talks. This series of seminars is hosted by the student organization NTNU Ocean Club at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The theme of the talk was “Waste in the ocean” and how our way of life impacts the ocean, making it a good match with the objective of ATLANTIS and Marthe’s research. Other topics presented during this Ocean Talks included the development of bioplastics from seaweed, utilizing jellyfish as a means to combat marine litter and dealing with lubricant waste in the oceans. As such, the topic of ocean waste was covered from the angle of the problems to innovative industry solutions, which made it a diverse and interesting seminar.
Francesca had the chance to present the larger ATLANTIS project to the REVOcean Initiative. The aim of this presentation was to show what kind of data and models are being developed in the ATLANTIS project and how these could feed into the large planned Ocean Data Platform. At the same time we could discuss our needs for data for validating our models for when the REVOcean vessel will be operational and collecting data.