Can I access data in the Australian Marine Debris Database?

The AMDI Database has an open access policy enabling scientists, government agencies, communities and organisations to request data on marine debris in Australia for educational and research purposes. The contributor always owns the data submitted whilst the database provides a central place for all data to be stored, allowing people to access and analyse information about marine debris for different locations over time.

Once you have accepted the conditions of use agreement for the AMDI database here you can freely search a range of reports on marine debris and find out:

• The top 10 debris items
• The number and location of clean-ups
• Type of materials found
• Percentage of materials found
• Percentage of land and sea based items found
• Comparison of material found between two different sites or dates
• Map of clean-up site.