It has been quite a year for the NOAA Marine Debris Program. The majority of our focus, time, and activities were dominated by leading an unprecedented response effort to marine debris generated by the March 2011 tsunami that struck Japan.
Through it all, the program was still able to pursue its mission of preventing, reducing, and researching the impacts of marine debris. In this 2012 Accomplishments Report you will find...
Information on the NOAA Marine Debris Program's 2012 accomplishments in:
- Japan tsunami debris efforts
- The Honolulu Strategy
- Science and research
- Outreach and education
- Partnerships and new ventures
Download the 2012 Accomplishments Report ( 13mb).