Predicted concentrations of floating debris (more than 200 millimetres in diameter) per square kilometre in Australian waters.
Source: Compiled by National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Marine Biodiversity Hub based on Eriksen et al. (2014) Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans: more than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea. PLoS ONE 9(12):e111913, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111913.
Original dataset metadata can be found at; http://marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search#!DA83B0E3-2B75-48A2-8FDD-874EDD9DBDBF
Map prepared by the Department of Environment and Energy in order to produce Figure MAR21 in the Marine theme of the 2016 State of the Environment Report, available at http://www.soe.environment.gov.au
The map service can be viewed at https://data.gov.au/dataset/2016-soe-mar-floating-debris
Downloadable spatial data also available below.