Feb 13, 2018

New National Job - SCRAPbook Technical Coordinator (Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography)

Thanks to Blue Planet II, a small visionary project out of the Moray Firth has grown into a Scotland-wide initiative to comprehensively map, through aerial photography, the Scottish mainland's entire coastline and inshore waters to identify litter and pollution hotspots. 


This innovative third sector collaboration between the Marine Conservation Society, Sky Watch and the Moray Firth Partnership will involve an experienced fleet of volunteer pilots and photographers identifying and recording coastline, including the Solway, affected by litter and pollution.  


That evidence will be mapped through an interactive web-based hub that will help direct targeted clean-up activities and litter surveys. A coalition of community, third sector, and corporate volunteer groups from across Scotland are already on-board and ready to utilise the project outputs.


SCRAPbook is being designed to not only catalyse the most comprehensive and effective clean-up of our coasts, but to greatly increase the amount of data available about our coastal litter and pollution, which organisations such as Solway Firth Partnership can then use to drive change for the long term.


A coordinator is now being sought.  The post will be based in Perth, with remote line management, and supported by a small project team representing all three project partners. The Moray Firth Partnership will be the direct employer of this post. The post is part funded by the Scottish Government through Marine Scotland. 


For more information or to apply for this post click here

Solway Firth Partnership