The Marine Debris Tracker mobile application and tool that allows you to help make a difference by telling us when you find trash on our coastlines and waterways. You can easily track and log marine debris items from a list of common debris items found on the beach or in the water. The app is a tool for any citizen, citizen scientists, and scientists. Data is kept and analyzed by the University of Georgia. The app records the debris location through GPS and you can view the data on your phone and submit to the Marine Debris Tracker Website for viewing and download later (requires registration, which you can do from the app). Your username is shown on the website for only the most recent 5 items tracked, but GPS coordinates are not shown. All downloadable and mapped data with GPS coordinates is shown anonymously to the public. You can also share your tracking data though a story on social media. More information is available on the website under "How do I Start Tracking?". Marine Debris Tracker is a joint effort of the NOAA Marine Debris Program and the Southeast Atlantic Marine Debris Initiative (SEA-MDI) out of the University of Georgia College of Engineering. See our website for more information http://www.marinedebris.engr.uga.edu/
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Upgraded to iOS 11 SDK
Ratings and Reviews
Critically Important App!
Hands off to those at the University of Georgia for creating this app. I’ve found and removed hundreds of pieces of debris so far. Once you start actually paying attention to your environment, you see just how much trash there is. Everyone should have this app not only to clean their local environment but to also help researchers understand where debris is and how it is moving.
Must have for any beach trip
I am always a little shocked by the amount of litter I see when I go out for walks on the beach. This app gives me a way to do something about it beyond just picking up the trash. All the data I log from my beach clean ups goes into an online map, which really helps both regular people and scientists to see the bigger picture of marine debris.
Fun, easy, and educational
I use this app with my family when we travel to the beach or the river. Easy to use, and my kids love seeing our data on the Debris Tracker map.
- Kyle Johnsen
- 7.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2014 SEA-MDI
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.