Plastic pollution and microplastics in particular are a significant threat to marine ecosystems and human health.

The Big Microplastic Survey is a global project that will use citizen science to gather essential data about microplastics and mesoplastic in rivers, lakes and coastal regions

Get involved!  The project is open to anyone, whether you are an organisation, academic institution, or a concerned individual.  If you have access to a beach, riverbank, lakeside, or coastline you can get involved.

What's involved

“The whole of the eco systems of the world are based on the healthy ocean and if that part of the planet becomes dysfunctional and goes wrong, then the whole of life on this planet will suffer”

Sir David Attenborough

Latest News

Motivation survey goes out to volunteers

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One of the research objectives with this project is to understand what motivates people to get involved. With this in mind we have recently sent out a survey to all…

Big Microplastic Survey goes digital

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We started our Big Microplastic Survey project just over 12 months ago. The aim of the project was to fill the gaps in our knowledge about the scale, distribution and…

Survey on Hayling Island

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We decided it was time to have a closer look at the entrance to Langstone Harbour on Hayling island. Having been there a couple of times there was a REALLY…