Take a dive into the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s suite of free resources to help you learn about and take action on marine debris. Find news and applicant resources for our marine debris grant competition, as well as state-by-state contact information and policies for addressing abandoned and derelict vessels. Discover curricula, activities, and fast facts on marine debris to help raise awareness of the problem and support the needs for learners of all ages. Prepare for disasters with marine debris emergency response guides, connect with your marine debris community through action plans, and check out reports on a wide range of topics.
Download and print information on marine debris, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, storm preparedness, and other hot topics in a fast, two-page format.
Download an assortment of puzzles, brain-teasers, coloring activities, and formal curricula for Grades 1-12. All curricula and activities are available for download and print!
Emergency Response Guides provide specific direction for coordinating local, state, and federal response to acute marine debris events. Action Plans provide a strategic framework for partners across a specific state or region to address the problem of marine debris.
Access and download a suite of reports on a range of topics, including derelict fishing gear, abandoned and derelict vessels, microplastics, wildlife and habitat impacts, and more.