what's involved

SAMPLING EVENT STEP BY STEP

30 mins

Join one of our sampling events hosted by accredited AUSMAP Trainers.

We'll introduce the AUSMAP protocols and demonstrate the sample methodology.

1

INTRODUCTION

60-90 mins

Using the AUSMAP kit and national methodology, we will demonstrate how to collect microplastic samples on your beach or waterway.

2

collection

60-90 mins

Microplastic quantities, types and colours will then be classified and documented. 

3

IDENTIFICATION

15-30 mins

Microplastic samples are then sent to our university partners for further analysis and will be integrated into our database.

This data will be used to map hotspots around Australia, and chemical contaminants of microplastics.

4

DATA ENTRY

WHAT'S NEXT?

Our researchers receive your data and samples

We analyse and publish the data on our website

You can access our data to review the results

Stay connected and join our next sampling event!

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AUSMAP is a program of the Total Environment Centre, with the generous support of initial funding from the Coca Cola Global Foundation.

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