Marine Debris Database

NOAA Shoreline Monitoring

Protocol Description
Year Started
2013
Created By
NOAA

Fields

Label Unit Description Internal Field
6-Pack Rings Count Plastic_6_pack_rings
6-Pack Rings - Flux Count for NOAA MDP Survey data Plastic_6_Pack_rings_flux
Aerosol Cans Count Metal aerosol cans
Aerosol Cans - Flux Count noaa mdp Metal Aerosol cans flux
Aluminum/Tin Cans Count Metal_beverage_cans
Aluminum/Tin Cans Count noaa mdp flux Metal beverage cans flux
Bags Count Plastic_bags
Bags - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Plastic_Bags_Flux
Balloons Count Plastic_balloons_ribbons
Balloons - Flux Count NOAA MDP survey data Plastic_Balloons_Flux
Beverage Bottles Count Number of glass bottles found Glass_bottles
Beverage Bottles Count Number of glass bottles found Glass_bottles
Beverage Bottles Count Plastic_bottles
Beverage Bottles - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Beverage Bottles Flux
Beverage Bottles - Flux Count noa amdp survey data Glass bottles flux
Beverage Bottles - Flux Count noa amdp survey data Glass bottles flux
Bottle/Container Caps Count Plastic_caps_lids
Bottle/Container Caps - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Plastic_caps_lids_flux
Bouys & Floats Count General_bouys_floats
Bouys & Floats - Flux Count for NOAA survey General_Buoys_Floats_Flux
Cardboard Cartons Count Paper Cardboard Cartons
Cardboard Cartons - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Paper_Cardboard_Cartons_Flux
Cigarettes Count Number of cigarette butts Cigarette_butts
Cigarettes - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Cigarettes_Flux
Cigar Tips Count Number of cigar tips Cigar_tips
Cigar Tips - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Cigar_Tips_Flux
Clothing & Shoes Count Clothing_towels_shoes
Clothing & Shoes - Flux Count noaamdp survey data Clothing and Shoes Flux
Country Text Country in which the cleanup was conducted Country
County Text REQUIRED for site - County where event took place County
Cups Count Plastic_cups_utensils
Cups - Flux Count NOAA MDP data Plastic_Cups_Flux
Current Weather Text weather on sampling day, wind speed and cloud coverage weather
Date Date REQUIRED for sites, date of event Cleanup_date_start
Date of Last Survey Date date of the last survey Last_Survey_Date
Days since last survey Count Days since last survey
Disposable Cigarette Lighters - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Cigarette_Lighters_Flux
Disposable Cigarettes Lighters Count Number of cigarette lighters Cigarette_lighters
Filmed Plastic Count Plastic_soft_pieces
Filmed Plastic - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Filmed Plastic Flux
Fishing Lures & Line Count Number of pieces of fishing line General_fishing_line
Fishing Lures & Line - Flux Count for NOAA survey data General_Fishing_line_Lures_flux
Flip Flop - Flux Count sandals, noaa mdp survey data Shoes - flux
Flip Flops Count Shoes
Foamed Plastic Count Styrofoam_pieces
Foamed Plastic - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Foamed Plastic Flux
Food Wrapper - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Food Wrapers Flux
Food Wrappers Count Plastic_food_wrappers
Glass Count Glass_pieces
Glass Count Glass_pieces
Glass - Flux Count noaa mdp data Glass pieces Flux
Glass - Flux Count noaa mdp data Glass pieces Flux
Hard Plastic Count Plastic_hard_pieces
Hard Plastic - Flux Count Hard plastic flux
Jars Count jars Glass jars
Jars - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data glass jars flux
Large Items? Count Large_trash_items
Lumber/Building Materials Count Construction_debris
Lumber/Building Materials - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Construction debris flux
Metal Count Metal_pieces
Metal - Flux Count noaa mdp survey Metal Flux
Metal Fragments Count Metal_pieces
Metal Fragments Count Metal_pieces
Metal Fragments - Flux Count noaa mdp survey Metal Flux
Metal Fragments - Flux Count noaa mdp survey Metal Flux
Notes Text Additional details and activites that took place at cleanup event Other_1_text
Number of Persons Assisting Count Number of volunteers for the beach cleanup Number_volunteers_beach
Organization Text Number or name of monitoring group Monitoring_group
Other Jugs/Container - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data Other_Jugs/Containers_Flux
Other Jugs/Containers Count Plastic_jugs_containers
Paper and Cardboard Count Paper_cardboard_newspaper_magazine
Paper and Cardboard - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Paper and Cardboard Flux
Paper Bags Count Paper_bags
Paper Bags - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Paper Bags Flux
Personal Care Products Count Number of feminine products Feminine_products
Personal Care Products - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Feminine_Products_Flux
Photo Text The digital id number of debris photos taken during this survey Photo_ID
Plastic Count Number of plastic pieces found during cleanup event Plastics
Plastic - Flux Count for survey, plastic flux Plastics - flux
Plastic Rope/Net Count General_fishing_net_or_rope
Plastic Rope/Net - Flux Count for NOAA MDP survey data General_fishing_rope_net_flux
Plastic Utensils Count Plastic_cups_utensils
Plastic Utensils Count NOAA MDP data Plastic_Utensils_Flux
Processed Lumber Count processed lumber Wood_debris
Processed Lumber - Flux Count processed lumber- noaa mdp survey data wood debris flux
Rubber Count Synthetic_rubber
Rubber - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Synthetic rubber flux
Rubber Fragments Count Rubber Fragments
Rubber Fragments - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Rubber Fragments Flux
Rubber Gloves Count Rubber gloves
Rubber Gloves -Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Rubber Gloves Flux
Shoreline Name Text REQUIRED for sites - Name of event site. Cleanup_site_name
State Text REQUIRED for site - State where event took place State
Storm activity Text Storm activity
Straws Count Plastic_lids_straws
Straws - Flux Count NOAA MDP survey data Plastic_Straws_Flux
Survey Type Text NOAA Shoreline Monitoring: Accumulation or Standing-Stock Survey_Type
Tires Count Number of tires Number_Tires
Tires - Flux Count noaa mdp survey data Number_Tires_Flux