Center For Marine Debris Research


The Center for Marine Debris Research develops and applies optimal methods to investigate the sources, transport, fate, and impacts of plastic marine debris. The Center also disseminates this knowledge to inform management and stimulate ocean stewardship.


The ultimate goal of all activities of the Center for Marine Debris Research is a trash-free ocean.


Bringing together the scientific community to develop standards and collaboration synergies.

Train the next generation for career opportunities in marine debris science and advocacy.

Stimulate public awareness and engagement in marine debris reduction and mitigation.

Provide policymakers with rigorous scientific findings to underpin legislation to reduce marine debris.

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