Toddlers in Athens, Georgia, recently became the youngest group of citizen scientists to use the Marine Debris Tracker, collecting and recording trash they found outside their school.
Articles from May 23, 2014
OR&R Scientific Support Coordinator Ed Levine hosted NOAA leaders for a boat tour of New York Harbor, which included discussion of a variety of local topics of interest to NOAA, ranging from changes at the Panama Canal to post-Sandy efforts.
OR&R collaborated with the EPA to develop a new Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Techniques (SCAT) training course for surveying inland bodies of water.
On May 20, 2014, 13 OR&R employees received NOAA Bronze Medals and Distinguished Career Awards, presented in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program coordinated a meeting to identify and discuss solutions for Florida marine debris issues.
OR&R's Emergency Response Division provided perspectives on NOAA's emergency response roles related to marine debris issues during hurricanes and oil spills.