Special Funding Opportunity: Fiscal Year 2024 Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility madison.piascik Tue, 10/17/2023 - 19:28

We are pleased to announce, with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a Request for Proposals for the Ocean Odyssey Marine Debris Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility (DEIJA). 

New Puerto Rico Strategic Plan to Reduce Aquatic Debris Released

Posted Tue, 10/10/2023 - 11:34

The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) is pleased to share the 2023-2028 Puerto Rico Strategic Plan to Reduce Aquatic Debris. This document, available in Spanish and English, is the result of a collaborative effort between the NOAA MDP, the U.S. EPA Region 2 and Trash Free Waters Program, and organizations across Puerto Rico, and represents a stakeholder-led effort to guide aquatic and marine debris actions in Puerto Rico.

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Now Open: Two Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Opportunities for Marine Debris Removal and Interception Technologies emma.tonge Thu, 08/24/2023 - 13:04

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is pleased to announce its Fiscal Year 2024 Notices of Funding Opportunity for both Marine Debris Removal and Interception Technologies under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These two funding opportunities include the availability up to $28 million across the competitions and allow NOAA to support impactful, large marine debris removal projects, as well as the installation of proven marine debris interception technologies, throughout the coastal United States, Great Lakes, territories, and Freely Associated States. 

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide: A New Comprehensive Guide for the Commonwealth

Posted Mon, 06/12/2023 - 16:39

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is pleased to release the “Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide” (Guide). This Guide is the first published for the Pacific Region and aims to improve preparedness for responding to marine debris after typhoons and other disasters in the Commonwealth, such as Typhoon Mawar, which impacted the Commonwealth in late May.

Congratulations to Our 2023 Art Contest Winners! emma.tonge Thu, 05/18/2023 - 10:29

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Annual NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest! We received many colorful, creative, and informative entries from around the country, and although we wish we could showcase them all, we are excited to share the winners of this year’s contest with you.

New York Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide: A New Comprehensive Guide for the State

Posted Tue, 05/09/2023 - 22:53


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is pleased to release the “New York Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide”. The Guide is a product of a collaborative process with state and federal agencies. The Guide aims to improve preparedness for responding to marine debris after hurricanes and other disasters in New York’s coastal areas, including the Great Lakes region.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program Awards Funding to 14 New Projects Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law emma.tonge Wed, 04/19/2023 - 16:05

Following a highly competitive review process, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is pleased to announce the 14 recommended recipients of our NOAA Marine Debris Removal awards for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023, totaling over $69 million in federal funding for marine debris removal. Funding for this opportunity was provided through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and leveraged funds from the Inflation Reduction Act.