NOAA Contributes to Pollution Assessment and Data Harmonization Effort
FEB. 13, 2023 — Last month, NOAA's Marine Debris Program, within the Office of Response and Restoration, presented at the workshop “Data and Harmonization to Improve the Circularity of Plastics” hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The presentation occurred during a “Pollution Assessment and Benchmarking” session, and shared lessons-learned for data harmonization from Marine Debris Program projects. The goal of the workshop was to develop a roadmap for infrastructure to support data-driven solutions to plastic pollution. There were 250 workshop registrants from a diverse range of sectors and areas of expertise.