2015 Hilo Symposium on Marine Debris & Tsunami Driftage

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2015 Hilo Symposium on Marine Debris & Tsunami Driftage



1.   Share updates and new information about ongoing marine debris prevention work;

2.   Spread the word about tsunami and disaster preparedness; 

3.   Share effective and safe recovery, removal and disposal techniques; and

4.    Make connections and work together to reduce the amount of marine debris in our world’s oceans and waterways.



Hawai'i Wildlife Fund (Maui, Hawai'i)

World Ocean Collective (WA, Canada, Japan, HI)


Local Participants:

Mokupāpapa Discovery Center (Hawai'i Island)

Hawai'i Zero Waste Alliance (Hawai'i Island)

University of Hawai'i (Hawai'i Island, O'ahu)

International Coastal Cleanup Coordinator (Hawaiʻi, O'ahu)

Surfrider Foundation (Hilo, Kona Kai Ea, Kaua'i, Maui)

Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) - Div of Aquatic Resources (Hawai'i, O'ahu)

NOAA Marine Debris Program (O'ahu)

Kōkua Hawai'i Foundation (O'ahu)

Sustainable Coastlines Hawai'i (O'ahu)

Resource Mapping Hawaii (O'ahu)

In'tl Pacific Research Center (O'ahu)


Out-of-state Participants:

Washington CoastSavers (WA)

Lions Club International (WA)

Intertidal Artist, Pete Clarkson (WA)


Drifter's Project (GA)


International Participants:

JEAN (Japan)

Sea Beautification Society (Japan)