The Data Portal allows you to view what kind of Deep Dive data is available across the Arctic and submitting your own. You may also download any data that has been made available.
Deep Dive analysis produces knowledge on the distinct type and provenance of litter items. This can give insight into whether the litter likely originates from local sources, or if it has been transported over long distances. Deep Dive analysis can also help to determine the actions that lead to waste entering the marine environment. Through dialogue with stakeholders, potential intervention points in the production-use-disposal cycle of litter items can be identified and acted upon. The source of litter, and what causes it to end up at sea in the Arctic, are vital pieces of information for decisionmakers as they work to identify actions needed to reduce the amount of litter ending up in nature and the impact this type of pollution has on ecosystems.