Our next LNHG talk is on Tuesday 12th April 2016 and is entitled ‘Capturing our Coast’ with Dr Hannah Grist from SAMS. This replaces a series of talks by undergraduate students at SAMS which were scheduled for Tuesday 19th April. Please note the change of date.
Capturing Our Coast, also known as CoCoast, is a national marine citizen science project to train and support a network of citizen scientists to measure the abundance and distribution of rocky shore species on a national scale. The core activity for citizen scientists who volunteer with CoCoast are surveys of rocky shore species. However, there will also be opportunities to get involved in simple manipulative experiments and targeted surveys that explore how our habitats and species are being affected by climate change and other human impacts.
CoCoast is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, coordinated by Newcastle University and run locally by seven regional hubs, including SAMS. The time commitment asked of volunteers is very flexible and you can fit in as much, or as little, as you wish. The project will also provide events to meet other volunteers, and opportunities for more advanced training.