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

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Welcome to our new interns

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We would like to say a massive hello to our two interns who have joined us for part of the summer. Tale-Rae and Lucy have just finished their degrees (with…

Comparison Studies in India and UK

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One of the most important things about any citizen science research project is ensuring that the results you have are consistent and accurate. The problem with scientific research into microplastics…

Citizen Science Association Convention

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We recently attended the Citizen Science Association Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Having submitted an abstract to the convention we were delighted to be able to present the findings of…