MDMAP Training Video 4: Categorizing Debris and Uploading Data

The Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project, or MDMAP, engages NOAA partners and volunteers around the world to survey and record the amount and types of marine debris on shorelines. 

These four short training videos introduce participants to MDMAP and how to conduct a survey. Use them to get started, refresh your skills, or to train new team members. These videos complement the Shoreline Survey Guide and Item Categorization Guide also found in the Monitoring Toolbox.

In this fourth video of the MDMAP training video series, learn how to count and categorize debris from each transect and submit data to the MDMAP database. This video also covers how to photograph debris and shows a sneak peak of the ways to summarize and view data after it is submitted.