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Project AWARE

Who: Project AWARE – a global movement for ocean protection powered by a community of adventurers and divers.

Where: Global campaign | Offices in USA, UK, Australia.

What:  A citizen-science program that empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.

About: Since the program’s launch in 2011, over 50,000 divers have participated in Dive Against Debris in over 100 countries around the world. Together they’ve collected and reported over 1 million pieces of trash and now they’ve started on their second million. This helps improve the health of ocean ecosystems and provides invaluable information about underwater debris to help inform policy change.

Make every dive a Dive Against Debris

Visit Project AWARE to:

  1. Explore the Dive Against Debris Map: Discover the types and amounts of debris divers around the world have removed and reported.
  2. Download the Dive Against Debris Survey Kit: This includes essential materials to successfully complete a survey, and lets you become familiar with critical data collection protocols before diving in.
  3. Report Your Data: Create an account via My Ocean, then report your findings. Your data will go into a global database to help support the development and implementation of policies to improve solid waste management, locally and globally. You can also report your data via your smartphone by downloading the Dive Against Debris app from Google Play or iTunes and turn your phone into a tool for conservation.
  4. Share your Debris Story: Tell Project AWARE what you’re doing to fight trash. Post photos, videos and share stories on My Ocean, Project AWARE’s global, online community for ocean protection.



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