Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP)
Alexander Turrab, Francois Galganic
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem, Monitoring and Evaluation
Material Flows, Oceans
This resource provides detailed guidance for monitoring and assessing on the distribution and
abundance of marine plastic litter and microplastics for national and regional field monitoring programmes. The guide provides practical tools including protocols and materials for recording data. The resource is intended to drive alignment and standardization when monitoring plastic litter.