A team of students led by Dr. Liz DeMattia (Duke University Marine Lab) and Dr. Rachel Noble (UNC-IMS) will explore the Community Science Initiative’s AdoptADrain citizen science data collected during the 2021/2022 academic year (the first year of the program). Potential data analyses will include: collating, organizing, comparing and contrasting, finding trends, and comparing the AdoptADrain data to other marine debris data from NC. In addition to analyses, students will also explore best practices for displaying information, communicate findings to the general public, and potentially develop new programs to help with data collection. This work will provide the needed mobilization of raw citizen science data into useable information for participants, the public and policy makers.
Project Lead: Dr. Liz DeMattia