Be a citizen scientist!

No matter where you live or travel, litter impacts our nation’s waterways. Using the Marine Debris Tracker, you can get involved in a massive data collection project to identify the locations and types of litter affecting all of our marine environments, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams.

Thousands of citizen scientists have logged billions of pieces of litter, helping researchers identify litter flows and hot spots and energizing community cleanups. Start collecting data today with the app. You can download the Marine Debris Tracker from the App Store for iPhones or the Google Play Store for Android devices.

The tracker, now powered by Morgan Stanley, was developed in 2010 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI). SEA-MDI is run out of the University of Georgia College of Engineering under the direction of Assistant Professor and National Geographic Fellow Dr. Jenna Jambeck.

Learn more at Marine Debris Tracker. For another option for tracking litter, check out Join the Litterati!

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