Advanced SearchSearch Tips
Path Prediction and Suggestion of Efficient Collection Points for Marine Plastic Debris Based on Betweenness Centrality Analysis
facebook(new window)  Pirnt(new window) E-mail(new window) Excel Download
 Title & Authors
Path Prediction and Suggestion of Efficient Collection Points for Marine Plastic Debris Based on Betweenness Centrality Analysis
Jeon, Yeon Seon; Hong, Min Ji; Park, Moo Kyu; Choi, Yong-Sang;
  PDF(new window)
Korea severely suffers from plastic-induced ocean pollution, but only few studies predicted the trajectory of marine plastic debris and provided their collection method. This study used Ocean Surface CURrent Simulator (OSCURS) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in order to predict the trajectories of marine plastic debris flowing into the East Sea and Yellow Sea for each season during 2004 to 2013. Results suggest that efficient collection hubs through the high betweenness centrality index. Most hubs were located in the seashores regardless of season, suggesting the seashore of Uljin for the East Sea and the seashore between Saemangeum and Shinan for the Yellow Sea as the most efficient hubs.
Ocean Surface CURrent Simulator (OSCURS);Path Prediction;Betweenness Centrality;Marine Plastic Debris;
 Cited by
Rummel, C., "Occurrence and potential effects of plastic ingestion by pelagic and demersal fish from the North Sea and Baltic Sea," Doctoral dissertation, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz(2014).

Mallory, M. L., "Marine plastic debris in northern fulmars from the Canadian high Arctic," Mar. Pollut. Bullet., 56(8), 1501-1504(2008). crossref(new window)

Cadee, G. C., "Seabirds and floating plastic debris," Mar. Pollut. Bullet., 44(11), 1294-1295(2002). crossref(new window)

Mascarenhas, R., Santos, R. and Zeppelini, D., "Plastic debris ingestion by sea turtle in Paraiba, Brazil," Mar. Pollut. Bullet., 49(4), 354-355(2004). crossref(new window)

Bugoni, L., Krause, L. and Petry, M. V., "Marine debris and human impacts on sea turtles in southern Brazil," Mar. Pollut. Bullet., 42(12), 1330-1334(2001). crossref(new window)

Rios, L. M., Moore, C. and Jones, P. R., "Persistent organic pollutants carried by synthetic polymers in the ocean environment," Mar. Pollut. Bullet., 54(8), 1230-1237(2007). crossref(new window)

Cole, M., Lindeque, P., Halsband, C. and Galloway, T. S.. "Microplastics as contaminants in the marine environment: a review," Mar. Pollut. Bullet., 62(12), 2588-2597(2011). crossref(new window)

Song, Y. K., Shim, W. J., Jang, M., Han, G. M., Hong, S. H., Lee, J. M., Hong, S. W., Jang, Y. C. and Lee, M. J., "Compositions and distributions of microplastic in Korean beaches," Proceedings of the 2014 Conference of the Korean Association of Ocean Science and Technology Societies, pp. 2336-2336(2014).

Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Korea Coast Guard, The 1st Basic Plan on Marine Litter Management(2008).

Kim, D. S., "Fundamental Studies for the Selective Recovery of Waste Plastics by Froth Flotation," J. Korean Soc. Environ. Eng., 24(8), 1489-1498(2002).

Kim, D. C. and Woo, J. K., "Effect of Thermal and Catalytic Decomposition Conditions on Decomposition Lapse Time and Oil Quality in Plastic Wastes into Fuel Oil," J. Korean Soc. Environ. Eng., 26(11), 1232-1237(2004).

Ingraham, W. J., "Getting to Know OSCURS,"

Ingraham, W. J., Ebbesmeyer, C. C. and Hinrichsen, R. A., "Imminent climate and circulation shift in northeast Pacific Ocean could have major impact on marine resources," EOS, Trans. American Geophysical Union, 79(16), 197-201(1998).

Ebbesmeyer, C. C. and Ingraham, J. W., "Shoe spill in the North Pacific," EOS, Trans. American Geophysical Union, 73(34), 361-365(1992).

Ebbesmeyer, C. C. and Ingraham, J. W., "Pacific toy spill fuels ocean current pathways research," EOS, Trans. American Geophysical Union, 75(37), 425-430(1994).

Son, D. W., "Social network analysis," Kyungmunsa, Seoul, pp. 109-110(2002).

Kim, J. Y. and Lee, S. H., "A Study on the Collaboration Network Analysis of Document Delivery Service in Science and Technology," J. Korean Library and Information Sci. Soc., 44(4), 443-463(2013). crossref(new window)

Chang, H. B., "Standardization of Names and Boundaries for Seas around Korea," Monthly Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, 224, 72-82(2003).

Jeon, H. J. and An, H. S., "Numerical Simulation of the Circulation and Suspended Materials Movement in the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea by Tidal Residual and Wind - Driven Current," J. Korean Earth Sci. Soc., 18(6), 529-539(1997).

Python Software Foundation, Python Home Peage,

NetworkX developer team, NetworkX Home Page,, September 20(2014).

The matplotlib development team, matplotlib Home Page,

Naval Research Laboratory, MetEd Home Page,