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Sustainable Coastlines

Litter Intelligence by Sustainable Coastlines      

Litter Intelligence is a nationwide, long-term litter research project led by charity Sustainable Coastlines. Designated sites are 'cleaned up' multiple times a year and all litter found is classified withe data then added to a national database. 

The results are accessible by all, from scientists and community groups to your class!      


Engaging with New Zealand Communities

Sustainable Coastlines is engaging with communities across Aotearoa, providing training, equipment and technology for people to take part in the programme as ‘Citizen Scientists’.      


Get Involved in Sustainable Coastlines 

Become a 'Citizen Scientist' 

Aquarium educators will step you through the litter survey process as your group completes a monitoring survey of the Marine Parade Beach behind the Aquarium. Best suited to smaller groups of around 10 (children or adults)      

Create your own Monitoring Site  

Through expert guidance from Sustainable Coastlines' staff, and experienced lead citizen scientists from the Aquarium, you can select your own site on a beach near you and take charge of collecting the litter.

We can't wait to show you our world.

Opening Hours

Daily from 9:00am - 5:00pm
(including public holidays)
last entry 4:30pm


Marine Parade, Napier

+64 6 834 1404

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