THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Ocean Studies Board
Committee on the Effectiveness of International and National Measures
to Prevent and Reduce Marine Debris and Its Impacts
Thursday, September 18, 2008
505 Ford House Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
427 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 4:00 p.m.
Tackling Marine Debris in the 21st Century
This new report, requested by Congress in P.L. 109-449, examines the effectiveness of international and national measures to prevent and reduce marine debris and its impact.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 19, 2008 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.