CANCELLED: Litter Intelligence Training Workshop at Dive Tatapouri | Sustainable Coastlines

Event cancelled

Thanks for your interest in attending. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, we have cancelled this event. If you have already registered, we will be in touch and keep you in the loop if a new date is confirmed.

We have a Covid-19 protocol and procedures in place to host safe and successful events at Levels 1 and 2, so please check our events page for future tree-plantings and clean-ups.

Event details

Aug 2020

Remember to bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Sun-smart gear
  • Raincoats and appropriate clothing for the day on the coast
  • Reusable drink bottle, filled and ready to go
  • A smart mobile phone with full battery (if you have one)

We will provide: 

  • All relevant gear: gloves, sacks
  • Health and Safety documentation & briefing
  • All equipment required to run the litter survey and audit

UPDATE: In response to the rise in COVID alert levels, this event is CANCELLED and will be postponed at a future date. For any further information, questions, or expressions of interest please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected].
Kia kaha & noho ora mai.


Are you interested in taking action against ocean pollution? Do you want to contribute to New Zealand’s progress toward Sustainable Development Goals Reporting?

Join us for a training workshop for Litter Intelligence: a citizen science platform to enable community groups to contribute to a growing national litter database by monitoring their local beaches & auditing the rubbish.

This free workshop will pass on the skills in surveying, data collection, and Health & Safety that will allow attendees to play an important part in this long-term, grassroots effort. Come along to learn how to set up & run a survey, sort & record rubbish in an audit, and add your data into the national database & solutions platform.

Rough Itinerary:

3:30- 4:00 pm Introduction to Litter Intelligence and Health & Safety Briefing
4:00 – 5:00 pm Litter Survey on the Beach
5:00 – 6:30 pm  Methodology & Technology Overview
6:30 – 7:30 pm Litter Audit

*Low Tide is at 6:17 pm

Please email [email protected] with any questions.


About the Litter Intelligence Programme

Working in collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Department of Conservation, we have developed a national beach litter monitoring programme that will enable us to build an accurate picture of the beach litter problem in New Zealand and help to prioritise solutions.

By working to a United Nations Environment Program survey methodology, the data is collected at the highest standard of scientific rigour, allowing it to be used for national, regional and international reporting, including progress against UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To collect the beach litter data long-term, we work with community groups & organisations to conduct beach litter surveys across Aotearoa at least four times per year. We provide the training and tools required to take part in this project as Citizen Scientists, conducting regular litter surveys at their chosen local beach sites and loading the litter data into a new, easy to use nationwide beach litter Citizen Science Platform/App we’ve developed specifically for the project. The Litter Intelligence litter data base also includes a solutions data base and some awesome litter data visualisation tools that are in development at present. All the litter data collected is freely available to the groups involved as well as to the wider public and decision makers.


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