With the support of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority through Reef Trust, Tangaroa Blue has been working behind the scenes to update the Australian Marine Debris Database, and will be bringing the new version online soon!
The new version will be going live in late April or May. We will notify you of the exact date closer to the time. You will need to register as a new user when you first access the new version of the AMDI Database. Below are some of the changes and some suggestions on preparing to use the new version.
Consensus Statement from Asia Pacific Clean-up Coordinators
February 1, 2017
Since 1986, we, the Leading Coordinators of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal CleanupTM (Clean-up) in Asia Pacific, have organised more than 30,000 Clean-ups for a common purpose: to prevent marine debris from entering our ocean. Our combined efforts have recruited 9,936,297 people throughout Asia Pacific to participate in the annual Clean-up—the world’s largest volunteer effort on behalf of ocean health. Together, with our global Clean-up partners, we have removed more than 100,000 metric tons of marine debris from beaches and waterways and have kept over 230 million items of rubbish out of the ocean. In 2015 alone, more than 529,000 volunteers in our region participated in the International Coastal Cleanup removing over 6 million kilograms of debris—nearly 75% of all trash collected during the global Clean-up.
Passionate about Plastic Pollution? Want to start a PhD in 2017? Qualified applicants (see page 2) are invited to apply to join our amazing team!
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who applied for the project officer position. Applications are now closed. We will be in contact with everyone shortly to announce the successful applicant.
If you are passionate about our oceans, and want to be part of a national team that is proactive in protecting our environment, Tangaroa Blue Foundation needs you!
We are recruiting for a super organised project officer to assist our Managing Director. The position is currently for 2-3 days per week, however could include extra hours during busy times. The successful applicant needs to have an ABN, and although it would be preferred that they live in the Port Douglas / Cairns area in Queensland, for the right applicant a remote position would be considered.
Super excited to launch the 2016 update of the Tangaroa Blue Marine Debris Identification Manual! This resources helps you fill in our Data Sheet when collecting data during beach and river clean-ups so it can be submitted into the Australian Marine Debris Database. A huge thank you to the Cairns Local Marine Advisory Committee who provided funding for the update! You can download it free from our website.