Apr 26, 2016

Marine Citizen Science workshops places still available

CoCoast are pleased to announce the launch of the first of their events aimed at sharing best practice amongst marine Citizen Science project co-ordinators. 


You may be aware of the Capturing our Coast intertidal volunteer programme that received HLF funding last year. There has been a terrific response since the volunteer recruitment launch in January and there are now over 2000 volunteers registered.


CoCoast hope to maximise the power of what marine citizen science can achieve in the UK by joining and collaborating with appropriate organisations with similar goals, to increase the support that volunteers receive. To this end they are rolling out a series of workshops. CoCoast believe that by standardising survey protocols across the UK coastline, the data collated is more valuable, and effective. They appreciate that many practitioners already have a wealth of expertise in intertidal ecology; these workshops are really about ensuring everyone appreciates the nuances of these protocols, and the approaches taken in volunteer training to ensure consistency of data collection and thus confidence in findings.


The workshops further represent opportunities to network and share best practice, and establish a sense of community amongst UK Marine Citizen Science providers. By attending, an individual or organisation will not be committed to necessarily delivering CoCoast protocols. The workshops (including all meals) are funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, with only accommodation costs to be covered by participating organisations.


There are 2 scheduled workshops:

  • Dale Fort, Pembrokeshire23rd to 26th May 2016 - for more information click here
  • Millport, Isle of Cumbrae 26th to 29th August 2016 - for more information click here
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