Debris Tracker powered by Morgan Stanley is an open-data citizen-science tool. We’ve been tracking litter since before smartphones existed. Debris Tracker unites the power of technology with the power of citizen science to fight plastic and other types of pollution. Every day, dedicated educational, non-profit, and scientific organizations and passionate citizen scientists from all around the world record data on inland and marine debris with our easy-to-use app. To date, Debris Tracker users have contributed 2 million items to our open data platform.

As our audience grows and our technology improves with the help of our partners, we strive to offer a tool that meets the needs of rigorous scientific studies, while simultaneously integrating data from organizations and individuals all over the world to understand and prevent ocean pollution. Together, we can create a more comprehensive picture of marine debris and plastic pollution through collecting open data, generating scientific findings, informing policy, and inspiring upstream solution.

Download the app on iPhone or Android and join us today!

Send any questions or contact us at debristracker101@gmail.com.


Our Partners

We’re grateful to our sponsors, especially to Morgan Stanley for their continued support in our efforts to grow and improve. Thank you to 11th Hour Racing for funding our recent app update, making Marine Debris Tracker easier to use than ever. The Marine Debris Tracker was developed out of a joint partnership of the NOAA Marine Debris Division and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI), located within the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia.

SEA-MDI Principle Investigator/Developer:

Jenna Jambeck, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Georgia, jjambeck@uga.edu

Lead Software Developer/Programmer:

Kyle Johnsen, AssociateProfessor, College of Engineering, The University of Georgia, kjohnsen@uga.edu

11th Hour Racing Point of Contact:

Michelle Carnevale, Program Associate-Grants Management, 11th Hour Racing, michelle@11thhourracing.org

NOAA Point of Contact:

Jason Rolfe, Marine Debris Deputy Division Chief (acting), NOAA Marine Debris Program, Jason.Rolfe@noaa.gov

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