Emergency Response

Bering Strait Marine Debris Event Report

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.

Cover of the Bering Strait Marine Debris Event Report.

Severe Marine Debris Event Report: Superstorm Sandy

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.

Severe Marine Debris Event Report: Superstorm Sandy.

Detecting Japan Tsunami Marine Debris at Sea: A Synthesis of Efforts and Lessons-Learned

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.

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