Capturing our Coast News – July 2016

Capturing our Coast (CoCoast), a UK based citizen science shore recording project has published a newsletter for July 2016. The surveys are well underway with 250 surveys being undertaken so far with 136 surveyors around the UK coastline. The newsletter features posts regarding: secret forests, fireweed invasion, media releases, top CoCoasters and new species records.

The July CoCoast newsletter is available online and can be viewed here.

Training opportunities:

Capturing our Coast is pleased to announce further events aimed at sharing best practice amongst marine Citizen Science project co-ordinators.  Two workshops will be held in August and September. These workshops aim to ensure approaches taken in volunteer training help to achieve consistency of data collection and confidence in findings. They also provide an opportunity to network and share best practice, and establish a sense of community amongst UK Marine Citizen Science providers. The workshops are funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, with accommodation costs to be covered by participating organisations. The costs for meals varies slightly between venues.

There 2 workshops are:

  • Millport Marine Station, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland – 26th to 29th August 2016
  • Institute of Marine Science, Portsmouth University – 31st August to 2nd September 2016

For further information about the workshops or about the CoCoast project, please contact

Jacqui at cocoast@newcastle.ac.uk or Debbie at cocoast@earthwatch.org.uk (Millport course)

 

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