NOAA Marine Debris Program 2021 Accomplishments Report


The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is proud to present our 2021 Accomplishments Report. The MDP, through its collaborative partnerships, made significant progress toward reducing the impacts of marine debris during the 2021 fiscal year (FY) by expanding grant programs to prevent and remove marine debris, supporting the response to the 2021 hurricane season, and advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in program activities, among other efforts.

The FY 2021 Accomplishments Report highlights the accomplishments of the program across its ten regions, as well as in the areas of research, monitoring and detection, response, and education and outreach, and previews upcoming projects to remove, prevent, and research marine debris.

In FY 2021, the MDP continued its leadership in international collaboration and formed new partnerships to better address marine debris across the nation. We look forward to our continued work together .


Robert Nadeau
Director of External Affairs
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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