By: Dianna Parker
How do scientists know how much marine debris accumulates on a beach or if efforts to prevent it are working?
Shoreline monitoring and assessment! It’s how we get a baseline of what marine debris is out there, as well as measure change and establish trends.
In spirit of the National Ocean Service’s week-long celebration of the surveys we rely on every day, let’s take a look our monitoring lead Sherry Lippiatt’s overview of the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s monitoring and assessment project.