The NOAA Marine Debris Program Wants Your Ideas!

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The NOAA Marine Debris Program is looking ahead to the next five years and wants to know what you think!

In October 2015, the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) released a five-year strategic plan to guide their efforts through 2020. The plan’s five overarching goals are coordination, emergency response and preparedness, removal, prevention, and research and assessment. As the NOAA enters into the final year of their current plan, they are reflecting on the goals they were able to accomplish and identifying their priorities moving forward.

You can access the NOAA’s current strategic plan on their website and comments will be accepted through this Friday, August 16, 2019. To provide comments via email, please send your thoughts to strategic.marinedebris@noaa.gov, and include your comments in the body of the email or as attachments. Comments may also be provided by mail to the following address:

NOAA Marine Debris Program
1305 East West Highway
SSMC4, Rm 10204
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Learn more about providing feedback on the Marine Debris Program here.