Beginning in July 2020, unusual amounts and types of marine debris washed ashore in the Bering Strait region of Alaska. Coastal communities were the direct responders to the event, removing the debris from their shorelines and worked to provide reports, images, and descriptions that created awareness of the event. The NOAA Marine Debris Program worked with local stakeholders and response agencies to share information, respond to the event, and identify opportunities for action.
This Severe Marine Debris Event Report (August 2013) provides an update on the federal activities agencies have undertaken to address marine debris associated with the October 2012 storm known as Superstorm Sandy as it made landfall in the United States. This report will serve as a comprehensive resource summarizing federal progress and involvement related to this effort, as of June 2013. This information is only a snapshot in time. Activities and efforts described in this report are ongoing and changing rapidly.
This document summarizes efforts related to the response to a 70-foot concrete dock from Japan that washed ashore December 18, 2012 on a remote beach in Washington State, within the Olympic National Park and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS) areas.
This report synthesizes actions and lessons learned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the overall marine debris community through efforts to detect marine debris caused by the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.
Guidelines and lessons-learned from post-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita marine debris survey and removal efforts.
Proceedings from the May 2014 JTMD Summary Meeting.