The ARG has now joined forces with other similar minded groups to undertake research into pollution by plastic and other elements on beaches in the High Arctic. One of the Group’s projects planned for 2019 will be the systematic collection logging and examination of pollution on stretches of beach in Svalbard as part of an international Group who are also undertaking this valuable work. A spokesman for SALT recently acknowledged the ARG as one of its partners. The following statement was received by the ARG during the past few days.
Letter of Support
We are writing this letter in support of the Arctic Research Group (“ARG”) for their proposed research work on macro beach litter in Svalbard during the summer of 2019. We are providing advice to the ARG on the design and execution of this work, which we understand will include the clearing of rubbish from one or more beaches in northwestern Spitsbergen and its in-depth description and cataloguing. The ARG have indicated that they will share the results of their work with us, all interested organisations in Svalbard and with the wider scientific community. SALT is an independent consultant company with knowledge about and for the coast and the sea delivering services within research, consultancy and outreach. Marine litter is one of our core areas of work. SALT consists of high professional competence on marine ecosystems, coastal industries and entrepreneurship, particularly concerning northern issues. Tromsø, 04.11.2018
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