Coastwatch Exhibition European Parliament May 22nd

You are all invited to the Coastwatch ‘Marine Life and Litter’ Exhibition Launch!! Click here to see invite The exhibition, provides Coastwatch citizen science marine litter data over thirty years with a focus on the Island of Ireland and snippets from across Europe. For select items like plastic bags, the data captures the fast improvements […]

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Participate in our quick survey about disposable coffee cups!

Coastwatch is organizing a survey on single use coffee cups. It will only take a couple of minutes!! Just follow this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XijbrZQ7taXrSDtNgh0Nqg_8XFUeXwmhnxlUC6jFeCI/edit

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Disposable Coffee Cups – TCD Pilot Study

Disposable cups present a growing environmental issue, including the cup and lid litter reported by Coastwatch surveyors on the shores around Ireland. The use is associated with a change of life style in urban areas, with ‘coffee on the go’ as visible sign and a new coffee culture at the seashore and events. Coastwatchers therefore […]

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Launch of the Coastwatch Waste and Marine Litter Results 2017

How the EC Plastic Strategy could cut Marine Litter and Launch of the Coastwatch Waste and Marine Litter Results Tuesday 13th Feb 2018 1.00pm – 3.50pm M17 Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin TCD Green Week 2018 WORKSHOP organised by Coastwatch See programme Download registration form

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Preliminary Island of Ireland Survey Results Launch

On December 11th the Preliminary Results Launch and first follow up Workshop were hosted in Trinity College Dublin. See programme and list of 2017 surveyors. Materials launched: The Preliminary Water Quality Results report. The surveyors can comment until January 20th 2018. The Summary Results without graphics which were then provided in presentations (that will be […]

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Coastwatch Survey extended to Sun 22nd!

A big thank you to all of those who have booked or completed surveys this year. We have almost reached our 500 site target now. The survey has been extended to Sun 22nd to make sure we get all done and more! The hurricane Ophelia is to hit on Monday so it would be ideal […]

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The Coastwatch Survey 2017 starts this Friday!

The Coastwatch Survey is taking place from the 15th of September to the 15th of October. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Coastwatch Autumn Survey! It was first designed and tried in Ireland in 1987 by the International Co-ordinator, in cooperation with the Irish Times (national newspaper), With EC aid the survey method […]

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Cross border launch in Lough Foyle

The 2017 Coastwatch Survey launch will take place in Lough Foyle this next Friday and Saturday! With the new scenario posed by the Brexit the lough needs joint up management and protection. Citizens are ready to work together! Where? Green Castle, Donegal When? Friday, Sept 15th, 7 pm and Saturday, Sept 16th with fieldwork from […]

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Marine Litter: addressing causes and cleaning up

Coastwatch Ireland Regional coordinators in the Dublin region, Kerry and Donegal are organising survey events, followed by Big Beach Clean work this weekend. This will provide litter information to steer preventative action and it will deal with the existing problem. We will update you with more information.

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Preliminary Survey Results Launch (Presentations)

Wed. 23rd November 2016; 12 noon –2 pm (Coffee 11.30 – Foyer of the Museum Building) Trinity College Dublin – Museum Building, Room M4. A group of Coastwatchers from across Ireland  North and South came together in Trinity College Dublin to examine preliminary Autumn 2016 survey result findings, draft conclusions and recommendations which would inform our 2017 work. The agenda was set in three parts An informal gathering in the Museum building front hall for surveyors and coordinators to meet.  This lively session included a ‘pass the parcel’ of micro litter pellets gathered by Paddy Houlihan on East Waterford shores, with guesses as to the origin and use of black pellets as shown in this photo by Dave from Lough Your Lough.  Since then, one participant – Patrick Veale of TCD – has come back with tentative origin as recycled plastic. (see here http://bit.do/recycledplasticpellets) (Photo below by Dave and Olivia – Love Your Lough)

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