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Plastic Flux for Innovation and Business Opportunities in Flanders

Acronym: PLUXIN
Period: September 2020 till October 2023
Status: Planned

Institutes (6)  Top 
  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more, partner
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), more, partner
  • KU Leuven; Departement Burgerlijke Bouwkunde; Afdeling Hydraulica, more, partner
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Dierwetenschappen en Aquatische Ecologie; Laboratorium voor Milieutoxicologie en Aquatische Ecologie (GhEnToxLab), more, partner
  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (ECOBE), more, partner
  • Agentschap Innoveren en ondernemen (VLAIO), more, sponsor

A first prerequisite to take effective plastic remediation measures is to know where and when action should be taken. A central objective in this project is to develop a two-dimensionsal-horizontal (2DH) plastic dispersal model. The model will be calibrated and validated with experiments and field sampling data.Plastics will be identified from remote sensing reflectance data through image recognition algorithms (‘Machine Learning’), hence resulting in an automated plastic detection method.

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