European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

UK Marine Conservation Society Adopt-A-Beach programme (1993-)

Data holding centreMarine Conservation Society
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1993 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Beaches around the UK coast

Observations 
Parameters

Litter abundance and type

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

Volunteer survey of the number and types of litter on beaches around the UK. Data are collected by members of the public on pre-printed forms and returned to the Marine Conservation Society for input and analysis. Analysis is undertaken to quantify litter and identify the contribution from specific sources - recreational, fishing, shipping and sewage derived.

OriginatorsMarine Conservation Society
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Conservation Society
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactSam Pollard (Director of Conservation)
Address

Marine Conservation Society
9 Gloucester Road
Ross-on-Wye

HR9 5BU
United Kingdom

Telephone01989 566017
Emailsam@mcsuk.org
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1129001
Global identifier934
Last revised2009-10-15