Wednesday, June 16, 2021

NOAA’s Marine Debris Tracker App Logs 2 Million Pieces of Litter


More than two million items of litter located in all parts of the globe have been logged into the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Tracker app since it was first introduced in 2010.

In the past decade, the app has been steadily upgraded to include being able to use it in five languages and filter options that gives you the capability to make the items you collect more personal.

Additionally, a number of conservation organizations have been able to use the data gleaned from the app to inform the public.

You can download the tracker app here or check out the Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP), a citizen science initiative that brings conservation organizations together and allows them to compile debris surveys along the coasts every month.

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.


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