Dr Scott Wilson
Earthwatch Principal Investigator (Marine Pollution Policy) and Honorary Research Associate
Scott holds an honorary position at Earthwatch Australia and continues to collaborate with us on relevant projects. He will continue working on the Treaty to End Plastic Pollution as an honorary member of Earthwatch’s Civil Society Observer delegation to the UN Environmental Program.
Scott has over 25 years’ experience in environmental management, where he has researched a range of anthropogenic impacts to temperate and tropical ecosystems and how this may in turn affect human health. Over these years, Scott has worked in academia and government and collaborated on projects across the Asia Pacific and Europe and has provided advice for government, industry, education providers, NGOs and community groups.
He is also Research Director of the Australian Microplastic Assessment Project (AUSMAP), a Eureka prize winning nation-wide citizen science program that identifies hotspots of microplastic pollution, their sources and works with stakeholders on practical solutions.
Scott sees the value in communicating and raising awareness on these environmental issue with the broader public. By working together on these issues, he feels we can all make a difference!