Empowering citizen scientists to track and together prevent marine pollution.
The TestingOurWaters.Net project offers a multi-pronged, design centered approach to reducing the accumulation of plastics in local waterways and international oceans through active community engagement and policy change. We will be designing, aggregating, and hopefully inspiring the creation of Do It Yourself (DIY) trawls for citizen scientists to make and use in their nearby marine environments. A trawl is simply a floating device that TOWs a Net through the water. Pollution collected in the trawls will be documented via a smartphone application and uploaded to a website platform. Results will build an online engaged community, regularly notify environmental stewards of the problem, and propose policy changes.
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