Marine Litter Detective | #Ocean #Electronics

Do you know where marine litter comes from? 
A lot of litter generated on land actually ends up in the ocean, but how?

WWF-Hong Kong, in cooperation with MakerBay, has designed a tracking device to simulate how litter enters the sea through storm drains and rivers, and is working with students from 11 schools to trace the journey of litter. This helps us understand the source of marine litter in Hong Kong and solve the problem together. If you find this device washed onto the shore, please pick it up and contact WWF ([email protected]) for collection.

  • 21st Jun 2017 – Tsang Pik Shan Secondary School
  • 28th Jun 2017 – Po Leung Kuk Ho Yuk Ching (1984) College
  • 29th Jun 2017 – New Territories Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School
  • 3rd Jul 2017 – Shueng Shui Government Secondary School
  • 4th Jul 2017 – Pui Shing Catholic Secondary School
  • 8th Jul 2017 – HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School
  • 11th Jul 2017 – True Light Girls’ College
  • 12th Jul 2017 – Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College
  • 13th Jul 2017- Lai King Catholic Secondary School
  • 21st Jul 2017 – Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College

This project is sponsored by the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee of Hong Kong SAR Government. 
All hardware and software is open source and documented here:

Credits and great thanks to : Patrick Yeung, Nicole Lam, Jennifer Cheng, Maggie Kwok (WWF) and the Marine Litter Detective Team [Cesar Jung-Harada, Rohak Singhal (MakerBay), Eddie Yung (Green Orange)], Michael CY CHENG (INDEPENDENT), Shuyang [Seeed Studio],”Student Drifter Program” Prof James Manning [NOAA] and Xavier Huanxin Xu [NOAA], Tom Chi, Jie Qi [MIT], Cy Keener [Stanford University].

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.