Project Outline

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.

floating plastic

Getting Involved

If you want to get involved it really couldn’t be simpler. Just click on the link below to go to the app and when you see some plastic pollution fill in the form and upload an image. Once you have done that the information you complete will populate the database so please include as much information as you can. We have included a manufacturers identification section using some of the major plastic producers so if you see product you can identify don’t forget to tag them.

Big Ocean Plastic Survey App

The results page is still being built but we hope to be able to publicise it quite soon. In the meantime, please share the plastic pollution you see with the whole world.

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