Marine Debris Dataset in Coastal Areas in Indonesia

Published: 21 December 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/r3y43cdd3x.2


The dataset contains information about macro litter (>2.5 cm) in 13 locations with a total of 121 points sampling collected from 2013 to 2018 —includingTourism activities characterize the beach sites, coastal ecosystem, remote beaches included the small island, fisheries activities, and Marine Protected Area (MPA). The site stations are located in Seribu Islands (30 sites), Banten (17), South Java (22), Biawak Islands (9), West Papua (12) and East Nusa (29) .


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The sampling method used in this research is based on International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) form developed by Ocean Conservancy International ( Line in Transect (LIT) method was used for 100 meters parallel to the coastline. All debris >2.5 cm (macro debris) were collected, categorized, counted, and weighted. These methods also can combine with visual counting (naked eye). The items were sorted into categories according to form (A. Most Likely Found Items, B. Fishing Gears, C. Packaging Materials, D. Personal Hygiene, E. Other Trash, and F. Tiny Trash). There are two sheets in this datasets. First, see 'Categories' Sheet to understand the categories of marine debris that collected in this datasets. Next, the 'Dataset' sheet provide data of location and count of each category of trash with accumulated weight, length, and count at the end of row.


Universitas Padjadjaran


Pollution, Waste, Plastic Waste