NOAA Marine Debris Program- Global Garbage

Visiting Scientist, Kelley Elliott: EX1006 “Always Exploring” Expedition 2010

Visiting Scientist, Kell...

NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer recently completed an exploration cruise across more than 2000 nautical miles of the Pacific Ocean, acquiring data from the air-sea interface to the seafloor along the way. 
Checking in on microplastics research from Nov. 7

Checking in on microplas...

The meeting brought about forty scientists together to talk about what has been accomplished since the last microplastics workshop, which was held in 2008.
Calling all Garbage Patch Enthusiasts: NOAA Samples Plastics in North Pacific!

Calling all Garbage Patc...

But this project is one of the most comprehensive and scientific research expeditions that we have seen in this part of the world, and will hopefully help us better understand the portion of the North Pacific commonly referred to as the ”Great Pacific Garbage Patch.”
Intro to marine debris

Intro to marine debris...

Holly Bamford, Director of NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, gives an introduction to marine debris and NOAA’s plan to combat it.
5th International Marine Debris Conference

5th International Marine...

This conference will highlight research advances, allow sharing of strategies and best practices to assess, reduce, and prevent the impacts of marine debris, and provide an opportunity for the development of specific bilateral or multi-country strategies.
An Atlantic “Garbage Patch”: 193 articles and counting!

An Atlantic “Garba...

So, you’ve all probably seen the impressive media-whirlwind about the Atlantic “garbage patch.” I did a Google News search and there are 192 articles and blogs about it! This will make 193! I thought we should weigh-in on the discussions with our “geeky 2-cents”...
2010 Art Contest

2010 Art Contest...

The winning artwork will be showcased in a 2011 planner that will help in raising awareness about the global problem of marine debris.
5th International Marine Debris Conference

5th International Marine...

The Fifth International Marine Debris Conference will take place March 20-25, 2011, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
De-mystifying the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”

De-mystifying the “Gre...

The name “garbage patch” has led many to believe that this area is a large and continuous patch of easily visible marine debris items such as bottles and other litter—akin to a literal blanket of trash that should be visible with satellite or aerial photographs.
Desmistificando a “Grande Mancha de Lixo no Pacífico”

Desmistificando a “Gra...

O termo “mancha de lixo” tem levado muitas pessoas a acreditar que esta área é uma mancha grande e contínua, composta de unidades de lixo marinho, facilmente visíveis, tais como garrafas e outros resíduos sólidos – semelhante, literalmente, a uma colcha de lixo que deveria...