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.

Two people cleaning up marine debris from a rocky shore.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program offers several nationwide, competitive funding opportunities for marine debris projects. Check out open competitions and access resources to help applicants prepare a strong proposal.
Derelict vessel in Florida
Abandoned and derelict vessels litter ports, waterways and estuaries, creating a threat to navigation, recreation, and the environment. This InfoHub was created as a central source of information on ADVs and the policies surrounding them.
Derelict fishing lines, nets, and buoys piled up on a rocky shoreline.

Download and print information on marine debris, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, storm preparedness, and other hot topics in a fast, two-page format.

Types of Marine Debris crossword activity.

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!

Vessels on a highway following Hurricane Katrina.

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.

A diver removing a net from the sea floor in Maro Reef.

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.