Integrated PDA-GPS Protocol for Marine Debris and Oil Spill Cleanup, Mitigation and Decision-Making – 2006

Produce an integrated protocol for assessing and monitoring pollution from marine debris, providing data for decision-making, and increasing the effectiveness of future remediation and mitigation techniques through the use of an integrated PDA-GPS system.

Project Abstract

The University of New Hampshire Environmental Research Group and the Coastal Response Research Center (NOAA/UNH partnership) conducted collaborative research on marine pollution because of the overlap that exists between collection of marine debris and oil spills on shorelines. The overall objective of this project was to produce an integrated protocol for assessing and monitoring pollution from marine debris, providing data for decision-making, and increasing the effectiveness of future remediation and mitigation techniques through the use of an integrated PDA-GPS system. Outcomes included improved data collection and analysis, reduction of marine debris, public education, demonstrated feasibility of incorporating marine debris data collection into spill response strategies, a quantitative decision-making process, and technology transfer of the integrated protocol and PDA use for marine debris and spill response communities.

NOAA Marine Debris Program Project

1/2/2006 to 12/2/2008

Status: Closed

Location: National, National

Latitude/Longitude: 43.133359, -70.935268