Design and assembly of socio-economic model to estimate marine debris costs and benefits of prevention.
A NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries office project to estimate and communicate the socio-economic costs of marine debris impacts, and quantify the benefit of marine debris impact abatement. This 2007 project builds off of previously funded efforts to assemble a database on local, state and federal spending on marine debris cleanup programs. The 2007 effort targeted using the information from that database to design a socio-economic model to estimate economic costs and benefits of debris prevention. Building off of this data, the project’s goal was to implement a survey to obtain information to feed the model and identify additional data gaps.
2/1/2007 to 9/30/2007
Location: National, National
Latitude/Longitude: 38.991313, -77.029837