Dr. Peter S. Ross is the founding Director of the Ocean Pollution Research Program of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute. He has published over 150 scientific articles on topics in ocean pollution. He has provided advice in support of chemical regulation, species at risk, ocean disposal and ocean health. Dr. Ross attaches much importance to his work with coastal First Nations and Inuit communities on issues surrounding safe traditional seafoods. He leads a team of more than 15 staff and graduate students, with a strong focus on the source, transport, fate and effects of microplastic pollution in the ocean.