Bringing You Accurate Information, All in One Place

Because of the magnitude of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the resulting debris that washed into the ocean, a cross-section of government agencies who may have a role in dealing with increased marine debris hitting our coastlines have come together to provide a “one stop shop” for helpful public information and educational resources. This is by no means everything, but a good place to start for accurate information and resources.

We are sharing our tools for professional communicators or community leaders; posting fact sheets, multimedia and agency contacts for members of the media; and disseminating reliable information for the general public.

This Joint Information Center website is another tool that assists these agencies in their goal to help you understand the facts, learn what agencies are doing to plan for increased debris and discover what you can do to help keep our coastlines clean.