Fortunately, the marine debris community of people working to solve this issue has been steadily growing!
Since marine debris permeates into all aspects of marine and terrestrial research, most scientific conferences have presentations related to this global issue.
SHARKastics are going on a European Tour (2012-2019+)!
Mahalo to Zurich's Museum Fur Gestaltung for graciously hosting us in July 2012 at their exhibit, where we shipped a 40-ft container of ~6.6 tons (pictured below) of the 31 total tons of Kaho'olawe marine debris we collected!
The Museum has done a fantastic job with the educational display, and we're so excited that our marine debris toured Europe & Asia (>20 exhibit locations!) after it left Switzerland! The Museum graciously invited us back to Switzerland in October 2015 for the follow-up conference about its many achievements.