Debris Tracker is an open data citizen science movement, powered by Morgan Stanley. Join us in creating a bigger picture of the plastic pollution crisis by using the app to report litter wherever you find it, from our oceans to your backyard. Every day, dedicated educational, non-profit, and scientific organizations and passionate citizen scientists from all around the world use the Debris Tracker app to record GPS data on inland and marine debris. To date, Debris Tracker users have contributed 2 million items to our open-data platform, hosted at the University of Georgia and accessible to researchers and curious citizens everywhere. Together we can create a more comprehensive understanding of marine debris and plastic pollution by collecting and sharing data, generating scientific findings, informing policy, and inspiring upstream solutions.
See our website for more information on how to get started or to download data: http://www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu/. Debris Tracker is a joint effort of the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI) out of the University of Georgia College of Engineering. Continued use of GPS in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
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Critically Important App!
Hands off to those at the University of Georgia for creating this app. I’ve found and removed hundreds of pieces of debris so far. Once you start actually paying attention to your environment, you see just how much trash there is. Everyone should have this app not only to clean their local environment but to also help researchers understand where debris is and how it is moving.
Cumbersome and GPS not reliable
Labeling every single piece of trash takes a lot of work. The GPS was not accurate when I looked at the map of where it said we had been. I love the idea and the motivation behind the app, but I won’t be using it again.
Fun, easy, and educational
I use this app with my family when we travel to the beach or the river. Easy to use, and my kids love seeing our data on the Debris Tracker map.
- Kyle Johnsen
- 12.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 SEA-MDI
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.