Resources

A variety of factsheets, datasheets, as well as our Survey Methodology Handbook, are available for download, including:

  • Survey Methodology resources
  • Factsheets
  • Portuguese language resources

Our Handbook will soon be available in a number of languages other than English – check back again soon, or contact us for more information.

Survey Methodology resources

 

A comprehensive guide to conducting marine debris surveys using CSIRO’s tested methodology.  Updated July 2020

Record details of all items found in each transect during your surveys.

Record information about the coastal environment you are surveying.

Record details of each transect you are surveying within your coastal sites.

Record information about the riverine environment you are surveying.

Record details of each transect you are surveying within your river sites.

Record information about the inland environment you are surveying.

Record details of each transect you are surveying within your inland sites.

Record details of surface trawls you are conducting.

 

Factsheets

 

Learn about the scope and purpose of our marine debris research.

Support from the Australian Packaging Covenant enabled us to produce this factsheet, describing how debris is transported from the coastal margin to the ocean.

An analysis of the national status of the marine debris issue in the United States, utilising data provided by the Ocean Conservancy and NOAA.

Identifying solutions to reduce land-based plastic waste and improve local livelihoods.

 

Portuguese language resources

 

We acknowledge the generous support of Marília Nagata Ragagnin, Mariana Martins de Andrade, Elisa van Sluys Menck and Lucas Barbosa, who translated these documents.

Portuguese-language brochure which outlines the scope and purpose of our marine debris research.

Marine Debris Items List (Portuguese language)

Marine Debris Size Chart (Portuguese language)

Coastal Site Information Sheet (Portuguese language)

Coastal Transect Datasheet (Portuguese language)

River Site Information Sheet (Portuguese language)

River Transect Datasheet (Portuguese language)

Inland Site Information Sheet (Portuguese language)

Inland Transect Datasheet (Portuguese language)