Developed following an extensive expert stakeholder consultation process, this issues paper examines the key questions that must be addressed to develop an effective and workable roadmap to close the marine pollution data gap.
This paper is partly based on research conducted for The Invisible Wave: Getting to zero chemical pollution1 and The zero-pollution ocean: A call to close the evidence gap.2 Readers should refer to these publications for an introduction to the topic.
It is also primarily based on stakeholder interviews, meetings and submissions in response to The Zero-Pollution Ocean. These were conducted and collected between January and April 2023. Back to Blue is extremely grateful to the individuals and organisations who generously contributed submissions and responses via our website. We would also like to thank the many individuals who have shared their time and insights with our team over the past two years, both on and off the record. These discussions have been vital in helping inform and shape this report, as well as the Back to Blue initiative more broadly.
In particular, we would like to thank those individuals who took part in interviews or shared feedback on the draft thematic framework for this report:
Any errors or omissions remain our own.
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