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General
Data set name

Cumbrian Coast (NW England) Marine Litter Surveys (2000-2003)

Data holding centreCumbria Marine Litter Project
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 2000 to 2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Cumbrian Coastline: Solway Firth to Morecambe Bay (150 kms)

Observations 
Parameters

Litter abundance and type

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

Raw data collection essential to identify main litter types and to launch targeted campaigns. Seven coastal sites surveyed: five on a quarterly basis, two on a once-yearly basis (to examine relationship between quantities resulting from quarterly clearance of other sites and accumulations over longer term). Each survey site = 500 metres. Litter is hand picked by volunteers and recorded by type, number, weight and location. It is then entered onto computer database. Rubbish is disposed of to landfill after recyclable items have been retrieved.

OriginatorsCumbria Marine Litter Project
Data web sitehttp://www.copelandbc.gov.uk/CMLP/
Availability 
OrganisationCumbria Marine Litter Project
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactRachel Yanik (Project Officer)
Address

Cumbria Marine Litter Project
c/o Copeland Borough Council Meadow Road
Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28 3AX
United Kingdom

Telephone01946 852635
Emailrachely@tidybritain.org.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1126001
Global identifier932
Last revised2009-10-19