COASTWATCH MICRO-LITTER APP


Micro litter like plastic pellets, polystyrene beads, rope fibres and paint flakes are ingested and harmful to marine life and us as consumers of fish and shellfish.  Please use our visible micro litter app. It was designed to do three things:

1. Enable us to tell where what micro litter was observed when

2. Make people more aware of micro litter

3. Help identify and then tackle micro litter sources - from identifying plastic pellet spills at sea to places where micro litter is generated -boat yards- to locations where the sea shreds macro into micro litter.

 

YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS TO COMPLETE THE MICRO-LITTER SURVEY:

OPTION 1 - Web App

You will have an internet connection while in the field.

You don't need to download anything. Click on the button below and the micro-litter app will open on your phone’s web browser (Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari…). You will be able to complete and submit the survey immediately.

Note: You will have to give permissions to access the location and the camera on your phone.

OPTION 2 - From the Survey123 App

Unsure if you will have internet connection while on the field.

Step 1: Download the ‘Survey123 for ArcGis’ app (links below for Android and iPhone). 

Step 2: Then click the link below to open the micro-litter survey on the app.

Using the Survey123 app you will be able to complete the survey even if you don’t have an internet connection. The data collected will be saved so you can submit it when you are back home. This is also the recommended option if you have a limited data plan, this way you can wait until you have access to WiFi to submit the data.


 

MICRO-LITTER MAP (08/02/2017)

To be able to see the data for a point in the map you first have to click on the blue information icon (identify) on the top-left corner of the map. You can also see the full page map clicking here.

Summary of results (last updated 08/02/2017)