An Information System Supporting The Marine Debris Community
Welcome to the NOAA Marine Debris Program's (MDP) National Information Clearinghouse
The MDP has accumulated an extensive database of information pertaining to and resulting from planned, on-going, and historical projects. This information includes data directly related to individual projects such as summaries and reports as well as stand-alone products such as planning and legislative documents and papers on specific issues of interest.
The MDP database will consist of Projects, Documents/Library, Techniques/Best Practices, and Topic Papers. The Projects will have the ability to reference or call the Documents/Library, Techniques/Best Practices and Topic Papers. The Library section will contain documents searchable by multiple attributes. The Techniques/Best Practices will contain pages with information on techniques and/or technologies. They may contain best practices protocol documents (PDF, DOC), external URL links, or photos. If applicable, these would be linked to the Projects that used the specific technique. The Topic Paper section will contain individual documents (PDF, DOC) that are written by MDP staff to reflect the state of knowledge of a given topic area within marine debris study.