The short piece discusses ocean "borders", which have remained largely unchanged for almost a century. Prof Froyland contends that the boundaries "reflect geopolitics", rather than being based on the way water circulates.
The article, which arose from Prof Froyland's joint research with our former PhD student Robyn Stuart together with Erik van Sebille (formerly of UNSW's CCRC), advocates for a revision of boundaries, based on present-day knowledge of currents and natural basins, while taking into account the origin of polluted plots of rubbish which litter the ocean.
The piece also appeared in the French, Dutch, and Spanish online versions of the publication. Read the article.