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Marine Debris Tracker

The Marine Debris Tracker is "an open-data citizen science tool ... fight[ing] plastic and other types of pollution." Using technology and human power, the project seeks to remedy pollution by tracking inland and marine debris. So far, thousands of citizen scientists have contributed, registering over 2 million debris pieces worldwide. Interested readers are welcome to join in the work. Readers will want to begin on the How Do I Start Tracking? page, where they can watch a brief tutorial video, download the "Guide to Getting Started" (which includes useful text and graphics), and browse the FAQ section. The app is currently available in multiple languages and is designed for iPhone and Android use. Those without access to these devices can still follow the project by exploring the data (on the View and Get Data page) or browsing photos (on the Tracker Photos page). The project is a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Division and the University of Georgia's Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative and receives support from a variety of organizations such as 11th Hour Racing.
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Date of Scout Publication
July 10th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
July 1st, 2020 at 12:55pm
Date Of Record Release
July 2nd, 2020 at 8:19am
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