Survey Coversheet and Quick Reference

Cover of the MDMAP Survey Coversheet and Quick Reference.

This Survey Coversheet is used to document the conditions at your NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project site during a survey that could influence debris loads encountered that day. It should be completed once per survey. Quick reference survey tips and reminders are included on the second page. Print this datasheet and bring it with you each time you plan to survey your site.

If you have questions about how to complete this form, please contact NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project staff at

The Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project (MDMAP) is a NOAA citizen science initiative that engages NOAA partners and volunteers across the nation to survey and record the amount and types of marine debris on shorelines. Participants in the MDMAP network select nearby shoreline monitoring sites that they return to routinely to conduct surveys and record information that can be used to compare amounts, locations, movement, sources, and impacts across the United States and internationally. Learn more about our monitoring efforts.

The collection of MDMAP information is authorized under the OMB Control Number included in the Citizen Science & Crowdsourcing Information Collection page.

Last updated Wed, 06/19/2024 - 04:17 pm EDT