Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Information Management and Technology
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Animal Sciences | Environmental Health | Marine Biology
My Honors thesis is an analysis of pollution data to gain more insight about the growing problem of marine plastic pollution. I retrieved online datasets collected by the Clean Swell trash collection mobile application and then analyzed this data using the Python programming language. After my Python analysis, I used Tableau to create data visualizations. This paper analyzes the effect that citizen science has on plastic pollution. Syracuse University’s recycling and trash figures, provided by Syracuse Haulers, are also analyzed. The purpose of including Syracuse University’s data is to bring a local point of view to this project and possibly motivate readers to work towards a solution to marine plastic pollution.
Munster, Kathryn, "An Analysis of Citizen Science and its Effect on Marine Plastic Pollution" (2019). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 1086.
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