Marine debris is a serious problem that impacts ecosystems and economies. Preventing debris from continuing to accumulate in our oceans and waterways is essential. The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to be part of numerous outreach initiatives that aim to increase awareness of this issue and get people involved in the fight against marine debris.

Middle and high school students are invited to participate in The Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs' 2017 Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition.

Students are invited to participate in a marine debris challenge by creating a public service announcement (PSA) to bring awareness to the issue of marine debris.

The NOAA Marine Debris Art Contest is now closed.