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Proposals under review

Thanks for all the interest in the 2011-2012 SEA-MDI marine debris funding opportunity, which is now closed. The proposals are under review and once the grants are awarded, we will post the awardees here, so check back later!

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Funding Opportunity for Marine Debris!

The Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI), in partnership with NOAA’s Marine Debris Program, is pleased to announce our 2011 Funding Opportunity for projects addressing marine debris issues in GA, SC, and NC. Deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EST … Continue reading

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Another Marine Debris App from the Southeast Region!

This app was designed for use in South Carolina waters by Dylan Murphy, a masters of environmental studies graduate student at College of Charleston, SC, as part of his thesis, “Adoption of new Technology for the Improvement of a Citizen … Continue reading

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People are buzzing about Marine Debris Tracker…

See the official Press Releases from NOAA and UGA, as well as articles and mentions from others. Highlights include a mention from TreeHugger and the NYT in their greenblog! NOAA Press Release, May 13, 2011: http://www.noaa.gov/features/02_monitoring/marinedebris.html UGA Press Release, May … Continue reading

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5th International Marine Debris Conference

SEA-MDI Staff Member and project coordinator, Christine Laporte, is now at 5IMDC (www.5IMDC.org)! While Jenna Jambeck cannot attend to her duties of session chair and speaker (because of being 36 weeks pregnant and unable to fly that far), Christine has … Continue reading

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Want to track Marine Debris? There’s an App for that.

SEA-MDI has launched our Mobile Application, Marine Debris Tracker. The app is available for both Android and iOS platforms (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Simply search for “marine debris” in Google Play or itunes from your phone and download it directly … Continue reading

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Consortium Update

We have had enthusiastic response to our consortium invites! Newest members inlcude: NOAA Marine Debris Program, SECOORA, COSEE-SE, Gray’s Reef of the NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary Program, US Navy, US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Coastal Program, National Park Service-SE Coastal … Continue reading

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Mobile App

SEA-MDI is nearing completion on a mobile phone application for Android, iPhone and Blackberry that will allow you to log and view marine debris that you find – anywhere! The app is called Marine Debris Tracker and we are working … Continue reading

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SEA-MDI Consortium Forming

We are in the process of talking to people interested in joining our consortium. Formal invites are going out soon and we will have a full group in place in early December. These are exciting times as we begin to … Continue reading

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Donate Marine Debris to Research

Dr. Jenna Jambeck of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Georgia is conducting a research project to find the “average” weight of marine debris items. She needs your debris. If you are willing to donate debris, see her … Continue reading

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