An online community for sharing knowledge on research, management, and prevention of ocean litter

OCTO launched MarineDebris.Info to provide a free and continuous forum for global discussion and announcements on marine debris. Our community includes marine debris scientists, resource managers, policymakers, industry, conservation organizations, and other stakeholders around the world.

MarineDebris.Info consists of:

  • The MarineDebris.Info listserv, an online discussion forum. Click here to sign up for the listserv. Membership is open to everyone. The discussion occurs via e-mail.
  • Interactive events on subjects of interest to the marine debris community. These include webinars and our forthcoming series of scheduled online chats with experts - our "Office Hour" series. New events will be announced on the MarineDebris.Info listserv.
  • And the expanding set of additional features you'll find on this site, including guidelines for open ocean cleanup of plastics.

If you have questions on subscribing to the listserv, would like to suggest subjects for future interactive discussions, or have any other comments for MDI, e-mail MarineDebris.Info coordinator Nick Wehner at nick [at]