Owens Co-Authors Article on Marine Debris in India in journal Sustainability
Professor Katharine Owens from the Department of Politics, Economics, and International Studies recently co-authored a paper with researchers from India in a special issue of the journal Sustainability. The special issue: Sustainable Management of Marine Debris is a part of the Sustainable Oceans section of the journal.
The piece describes a 2019 collaborative workshop at the University of Kerala's Department of Environmental Sciences to train and support Indian stakeholders in collecting debris and sharing the results with policymakers. The ten resulting collections spread across three states and two Union territories yielded the removal of over 33,000 individual pieces of debris from the environment.
The project was sponsored by the Fulbright Nehru program and the National Geographic Society.