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The NOAA Marine Debris Program Launches the New ADV InfoHub!

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The NOAA Marine Debris Program is proud to announce the launch of our new ADV InfoHub, to serve as a center for information on abandoned and derelict vessels, or “ADVs.”

ADVs are a type of marine debris that threatens the environment, navigation, and economies. They can be found in ports and waterways all over the country and come from a variety of sources including storms and owner neglect. Unfortunately, they are also a type of marine debris that can be very difficult and expensive to remove. The removal of an ADV often requires extensive financial and technical resources. Additionally, the legislation surrounding the removal of ADVs can be a tricky topic to navigate because it is different for every state.

That’s where the new ADV InfoHub comes in. This new resource provides a central source of information regarding ADVs and the policies surrounding them. Users can access information on each coastal state, including details on legislation, funding, and information about available ADV Programs, as well as links to relevant publications, case studies, and legal reviews. Information is also provided on which agency to contact for more information on abandoned vessels in each state. The ADV InfoHub was developed with input from our state partners and as a dynamic resource, it will continue to be updated as new information and materials are received. Our aim is that it proves to be a useful resource for the coastal communities impacted by this problem.

Check out the new ADV InfoHub to learn more about abandoned and derelict vessels!

(Photo Credit: Oregon State Marine Board)

Learn all about ADVs by visiting the new ADV InfoHub on the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s website. (Photo Credit: Oregon State Marine Board)

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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