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Blue Urbanism: Tackling macro marine pollution in Halifax Harbour

Posted by Lucia Fanning on February 7, 2017 in News
MMM students collecting data
MMM students collecting data

Members of the Master of Marine Management class of 2017 undertook a project with the Clean Foundation during the fall term as part of the required course "Marine Management Skills and Tools” (MARA 5004).

The collaborative project took the students to five different sites around the harbour over the Fall Term. Using project management, applied GIS and risk assessment tools, students identified both the type and amount of macro solid pollution in the area and provided key recommendations on ways to mitigate the impacts. These ranged from economic incentives and disincentives, public awareness measures using information technologies and methods to engage current and future users of the harbour. A collective story map highlighting their findings was created.

The final report of the project was received by the Clean Foundation with great enthusiasm. Clean will use the information to further assist the Waste Reduction program of the foundation.