“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail, or to watch – we are going back from whence we came”

John F Kennedy

The Big Ocean Plastic Survey

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 Survey project is the simple answer – it provides a mobile app that allows crews and passengers to geo tag plastic pollution in the ocean when they see it, describe what it is, possibly who made it and upload a photo. That information is then automatically sent to an open access database which anyone can see.

Get Involved

If you want to get involved it really couldn’t be simpler. When you see some rubbish just click on the link below to go to the app, 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.

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