To solve the problem of marine litter, decision makers need to understand the sources and pathways of litter. The Deep Dive beach litter analysis method is being developed to identify local sources of litter as well as to motivate and support relevant stakeholders to find solutions to reduce litter, particularly in the Arctic. The Deep Dive platform is created to complement other beach litter monitoring methods.
The online Deep Dive platform will provide a step-by-step guide to help you conduct your own beach litter analysis. You can register your data directly on the platform, get automatically generated visualizations of your data, and share your findings with others interested in identifying local solutions to the marine litter problem.
The platform is currently being developed by GRID-Arendal in collaboration with SALT and the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution. It will become publicly available in the second half of 2021.
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