Harnessing community and technology for marine debris management

July 8th, 2024

Presentation by Dennis Fay (Salty Monkeys)

The Marine Debris Task Force (MDTF) in the Torres Strait Islands, in partnership with the Torres Strait Island Regional Council, showcases an innovative approach to tackling marine debris in a remote and ecologically vital region. This presentation highlights the integration of AI and drone technology, collaborating with KJR to enhance debris detection and removal. Addressing unique challenges such as foreign debris and stringent biosecurity measures, the MDTF’s efforts are driven by strong community engagement and support. Discover how collaboration with local stakeholders and specialists promotes sustainable solutions, protecting the marine environment and creating a lasting legacy for future generations.