Marine Debris Clearinghouse
The Marine Debris Information Clearinghouse, first launched in 2013, is designed to provide the marine debris community direct access to projects completed or underway that can inform and improve their own work. The Clearinghouse allows researchers and other active or interested stakeholders to find projects and their results based on different project information, including location, project type, time frame, partner, or debris type. With many new groups joining the marine debris community and interest growing rapidly, collaboration and coordination are more important than ever in sharing successes, identifying gaps, and confirming best practices.
In its initial phase, the Clearinghouse contains information on the NOAA Marine Debris Program's active and historical marine debris projects related to removal, research, and prevention. The new and improved version of the site builds off of the NOAA Data Integration Visualization Exploration and Reporting (DIVER) platform to add new features and capabilities. The Clearinghouse provides new query tools that allow users to find and access information that suits their specific interests. The results of a search can be used to create visualizations - showing you where the projects occurred or project outputs and metrics.
Visit the Marine Debris Clearinghouse today. We encourage you to take a look and reach out to us with any feedback on ways we can improve the site with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.