Request For Submissions To An Inventory On Existing Marine Litter Databases And Datasets

2019-06-27T10:00:54+00:00 June 27, 2019|

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030. Sustainable Development Goal 14 Target 14.1 “by 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds (…)” provides a deadline for progress on reducing marine litter which is informed by SDG indicator 14.1.1b, “marine litter.”

There is a need to understand what data is available on marine litter and how this data can be brought together. The GEO Blue Planet Initiative is working to support UN Environment and global community in identifying and integrating existing data and are requesting submissions to a survey on existing marine litter databases and datasets.

We invite all stakeholders (including observation experts, citizen science initiatives, and database curators) to provide their expert input for this inventory of existing marine litter databases and datasets. All feedback is welcome and deemed relevant, as information from this survey will be used for the official SDG monitoring of SDG indicator 14.1.1.

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