Marine Debris Outreach for Norwegian Cruise Lines in Hawaii – 2006

Provide an outreach and education display on three cruise ships with the leading cruise line in Hawaii; Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Project Abstract

Project aimed to gain an environmentally conscious cruise industry partner, enhance crew members’ understanding of the threats of marine debris, and raise awareness to the public to create a more informed population who will be supportive of legislation to address marine debris threats.  The project team worked with Norwegian Cruise line staff and graphic designers to identify concepts, content and initial roll-out ideas in workshops starting in late 2006 and into the spring of 2007.  These designs included the use of sample debris removed from local beaches.  The displays were planned around three primary themes – Learning from the Past, Marine Debris Today, and Resources for Tomorrow.  During project, the cruise line went through large-scale reorganization and turnover, which halted progress.

NOAA Marine Debris Program Project

3/2/2006 to 3/30/2007

Status: Closed

Location: Pacific Islands, [Hawaii]

Latitude/Longitude: 21.307278, -157.862635