Adventure Scientists Microplastics Project
Our Global Microplastics Initiative is transitioning from data collection to analysis. All water samples must arrive at our lab no later than June 1, 2017. Before you sign-up, please make sure you are able to complete your expedition and send your samples prior to June 1.
Microplastics sampling involves collecting from one to ten one-liter water samples. After you sign up for this project, Adventure Scientists will need up to three days to verify that you are properly trained on the data collection protocols. If either of these conditions will prevent you from sampling on your upcoming adventures, please sign up to participate at a future date instead.
You will receive the full sampling protocols—including information on bottle choice and preparation, sampling, data collection and shipping—upon completion of the sign-up form. If you have questions please visit the Microplastics FAQ page.