Proceedings of the Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Summary Meeting
In May 2014, NOAA coordinated a meeting of the entities most involved with Japan Tsunami Marine Debris -- federal agencies, Pacific Coast states, and Indian Tribe representatives-- as well as resource managers and academic researchers to summarize the main activities to date, derive lessons learned, and make recommendations for responding to future severe marine debris events. The JTMD Summary Meeting started with short background presentations, followed by focused discussions in three workgroups: Response, Science, and Communications. Workgroup discussions were facilitated and directed by a series of guiding questions. Note takers captured input from attendees, which was used to generate these proceedings. Citation: Barnea, N. et al. 2014. Proceedings of the Japan Tsunami Marine Debris Summary Meeting. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS OR&R 50. Silver Spring, MD NOAA Marine Debris Program. 53 pp.