I AM AN ISP SCIENTIST

‘I am an ISP Scientist’  is one of our exciting new international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project for ISP students!

This year from March – May, ISP students aged 8-14 are invited to participate in real-world STEM research through citizen science, supporting students to connect their classroom learning to real research, and encourage learning about thinking scientifically.

About the project

The theme for this year will be plastic pollution. 10 million tonnes of plastic waste is entering our oceans every year. 99% is still missing.

We are partnering with the fantastic team at Ellipsis Earth to enable ISP students to use cutting edge technology to help create a global heatmap of plastic waste, mapping the missing plastic waste, identifying trends and targeting hotspots, and influencing lasting change.

10 million tonnes of plastic waste is entering our oceans every year. 99% is missing…

  • Where is the plastic ending up?
  • How far around the planet does it travel?
  • How long does it stay in the environment?
  • How quickly do cleaned beaches and cities become re-polluted?

Today, it’s all a mystery.

Without knowledge, we are stuck.