Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP)
|Goal||Shoreline marine debris monitoring|
|Task||Collect data on marine debris on shorelines|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP)|
Partner organizations and volunteers conduct shoreline monitoring according to the published NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project survey techniques. Survey data that is uploaded to the MDMAP database contributes to our understanding of the distribution, types, and abundance of debris in the marine environment, in order to guide policy development, education and outreach, and research initiatives.
|How to Join||
Visit https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/research/monitoring-toolbox for training and instructions on how to get involved.
|Ideal Age Group||High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per month|
|Average Time||An hour or so|
|Tags||beach monitoring, marine debris, marine litter, shoreline monitoring|
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