Project Title & Description
National Marine Debris Monitoring Program
The project is designed to identify trends in the amounts of marine debris affecting the coastline of the United States and to determine the main sources of the debris. A scientific study is conducted every 28 days by teams of volunteers at selected study sites along the coastline. The National Marine Debris Monitoring Program includes 180 monitoring sites located along the coast of contiguous United States and Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.