Launching the Marine Debris Clearinghouse

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NOAA's Marine Debris Blog

By: Courtney Arthur

We are thrilled to unveil a new tool for the marine debris community!

Today, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is launching the Marine Debris Clearinghouse, an online resource for the rapidly growing marine debris community to discover, explore, and apply knowledge in marine debris research and operations. This resource will benefit the nation’s coastal managers, researchers, policy makers, educators, industry, and communities studying to mitigate marine debris and its impacts.

In its first phase, the Clearinghouse is an extensive database housing current, future, and historical MDP-funded marine debris projects related to removal, research and outreach. The site’s sophisticated search function allows users to query specific project data, such as date and description, location, or marine debris type. Its mapping and reporting functions also allows users to quickly obtain information in multiple formats.

In the coming months, the site will grow to include a library of documents…

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