AUSTRALIAN MARINE DEBRIS DATABASE

The Australian Marine Debris Database was created to enable volunteers and organisations who were running beach clean up events to also collect data on what they were finding with a consistent methodology so it could be collated into a standardised national database on marine debris.

Since 2004 more than 13 million pieces of data have been inputted into the Australian Marine Debris Database, creating a comprehensive overview of what amounts and types of marine debris are impacting beaches around the country.