Overview of the Guidelines for the Monitoring and Assessment of Plastic Litter in the Ocean

United Nations Environment Programme ; Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (2018)

The report is intended to provide a step-by-step approach to designing and implementing a programme for monitoring marine plastic litter, assuming no prior knowledge (Figure 1). Using definitions and terminology that are widely accepted and understood by the user group is key to creating a harmonised approach and increasing the potential for sharing data and information.

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