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

Big Microplastic Survey in Terschelling

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Terschelling is one of the Wadden Zee islands in the North Netherlands. At the end of February 2020 we were invited to the island to run some microplastic workshops for…

ProyectoSub Foundation Argentina and the Big Microplastic Survey

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ProyectoSub Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Argentina. Its objective is the promotion of scientific knowledge about marine organisms and ecosystems. Citizen science and education plays an important part…

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…