This report is titled: Comparing Macroplastic Distribution Using Drone Flights at Argilla Road & Pine Island.
Seaside Sustainability's team used a DJI Mavic Pro, a drone programmed to fly autonomously via DJI GISPro software, to take photographs of different areas of the Great Marsh near Agrilla Road and Pine Island. These photographs were utilized to create orthomosaics and surface models to depict the current amount of debris and potential macroplastic debris accumulation in the area. These findings and aerial perspectives can help identify key areas that require clean-ups and opportunities for improving environmental laws and policies.
This is ia collaboration between Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Partnership, & Seaside Sustainability.