Atlantic Cup Teams to be
Citizen Scientists for 5 Gyres
Each team participating in the Atlantic Cup will carry out daily Marine Debris Visual Observation Surveys while racing that will document all marine debris spotted from one side of the sailing vessel over 60 minutes. Data will be used to help 5 Gyres further their research on plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
5 Gyres is a nonprofit with a mission is to conduct research and communicate about the impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, and employ strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the subtropical ocean gyres.