NOAA Marine Debris Research


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NOAA Marine Debris Research

The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP), provides funding to support eligible organizations to conduct research directly related to marine debris through field, laboratory, and modeling experiments. Projects should be original, hypothesis-driven and may address one or more of these research priorities:

- research that explores the ecological risk associated with marine debris and determines debris exposure levels;
- research that examines the fate and transport of marine debris; and/or
- research that quantifies habitat impacts resulting from marine debris and the gains in ecosystem services that result when debris is removed.