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Title: Priorities to inform research on marine plastic pollution in Southeast Asia.
Authors: Omeyer, Lucy CM
Duncan, Emily M
Aiemsomboon, Kornrawee
Beaumont, Nicola
Bureekul, Sujaree
Cao, Bin
Carrasco, Luis R 
Chavanich, Suchana
Clark, James R
Cordova, Muhammad R
Couceiro, Fay
Cragg, Simon M
Dickson, Neil
Failler, Pierre
Ferraro, Gianluca
Fletcher, Stephen
Fong, Jenny 
Ford, Alex T
Gutierrez, Tony
Hamid, Fauziah Shahul
Hiddink, Jan G
Hoa, Pham T 
Holland, Sophie I
Jones, Lowenna
Jones, Nia H
Koldewey, Heather
Lauro, Federico M
Lee, Charlotte
Lewis, Matt
Marks, Danny
Matallana-Surget, Sabine
Mayorga-Adame, Claudia G
McGeehan, John
Messer, Lauren F
Michie, Laura
Miller, Michelle A 
Mohamad, Zeeda F
Nor, Nur Hazimah Mohamed
Müller, Moritz
Neill, Simon P
Nelms, Sarah E
Onda, Deo Florence L
Ong, Joyce JL 
Pariatamby, Agamuthu
Phang, Sui C
Quilliam, Richard
Robins, Peter E
Salta, Maria
Sartimbul, Aida
Shakuto, Shiori 
Skov, Martin W
Taboada, Evelyn B
Todd, Peter A 
Toh, Tai Chong 
Valiyaveettil, Suresh 
Viyakarn, Voranop
Wonnapinij, Passorn
Wood, Louisa E
Yong, Clara LX
Godley, Brendan J
Keywords: Environmental governance
Marine debris
Marine ecosystems
Marine litter
Plastic debris
Waste management
Issue Date:  16
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Citation: Omeyer, Lucy CM, Duncan, Emily M, Aiemsomboon, Kornrawee, Beaumont, Nicola, Bureekul, Sujaree, Cao, Bin, Carrasco, Luis R, Chavanich, Suchana, Clark, James R, Cordova, Muhammad R, Couceiro, Fay, Cragg, Simon M, Dickson, Neil, Failler, Pierre, Ferraro, Gianluca, Fletcher, Stephen, Fong, Jenny, Ford, Alex T, Gutierrez, Tony, Hamid, Fauziah Shahul, Hiddink, Jan G, Hoa, Pham T, Holland, Sophie I, Jones, Lowenna, Jones, Nia H, Koldewey, Heather, Lauro, Federico M, Lee, Charlotte, Lewis, Matt, Marks, Danny, Matallana-Surget, Sabine, Mayorga-Adame, Claudia G, McGeehan, John, Messer, Lauren F, Michie, Laura, Miller, Michelle A, Mohamad, Zeeda F, Nor, Nur Hazimah Mohamed, Müller, Moritz, Neill, Simon P, Nelms, Sarah E, Onda, Deo Florence L, Ong, Joyce JL, Pariatamby, Agamuthu, Phang, Sui C, Quilliam, Richard, Robins, Peter E, Salta, Maria, Sartimbul, Aida, Shakuto, Shiori, Skov, Martin W, Taboada, Evelyn B, Todd, Peter A, Toh, Tai Chong, Valiyaveettil, Suresh, Viyakarn, Voranop, Wonnapinij, Passorn, Wood, Louisa E, Yong, Clara LX, Godley, Brendan J (16/6/2022). Priorities to inform research on marine plastic pollution in Southeast Asia.. Sci Total Environ 841 : 156704-. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Southeast Asia is considered to have some of the highest levels of marine plastic pollution in the world. It is therefore vitally important to increase our understanding of the impacts and risks of plastic pollution to marine ecosystems and the essential services they provide to support the development of mitigation measures in the region. An interdisciplinary, international network of experts (Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam) set a research agenda for marine plastic pollution in the region, synthesizing current knowledge and highlighting areas for further research in Southeast Asia. Using an inductive method, 21 research questions emerged under five non-predefined key themes, grouping them according to which: (1) characterise marine plastic pollution in Southeast Asia; (2) explore its movement and fate across the region; (3) describe the biological and chemical modifications marine plastic pollution undergoes; (4) detail its environmental, social, and economic impacts; and, finally, (5) target regional policies and possible solutions. Questions relating to these research priority areas highlight the importance of better understanding the fate of marine plastic pollution, its degradation, and the impacts and risks it can generate across communities and different ecosystem services. Knowledge of these aspects will help support actions which currently suffer from transboundary problems, lack of responsibility, and inaction to tackle the issue from its point source in the region. Being profoundly affected by marine plastic pollution, Southeast Asian countries provide an opportunity to test the effectiveness of innovative and socially inclusive changes in marine plastic governance, as well as both high and low-tech solutions, which can offer insights and actionable models to the rest of the world.
Source Title: Sci Total Environ
ISSN: 00489697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156704
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