This map and animation gives rough calculations based on the actual tidal current movement to know the whereabouts of dense areas of Japan Tsunami related marine debris.
The size and area of diffusion (yellow glow) may differ from actual diffusion due to the impact of other meteorological conditions.
What we are currently working on?:
While we will continue with our research on the arrival survey of Asian originated marine debris, we are also closely following Japan tsunami related debris. We will collect statistical data to see which types of tsunami related debris will arrive first to the Pacific Northwest.
We are currently collecting information and preparing to receive instructions from scientific research organizations and government related research centers in order to establish a safe method for handling the tsunami debris, because tsunami related debris have the possibility of radioactive contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.(*6)