There are hundreds of vessels sailing around the oceans of the world every day. As they do so they will inevitably come across ocean debris and know exactly where it is. The problem is what can they do with that information?
The Big Ocean Plastic Project is the simple answer – it provides a mobile app that allows crews and passengers to geotag plastic pollution in the ocean when they see it, describe what it is and upload a photo. That information is then automatically uploaded to an open access database which anyone can see. Simple.