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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Marine litter recommendations

Here are marine litter recommendations arising from preliminary Survey Results 2016 and surveyors comments. Your input and comments will very very welcome (please send them to survey@coastwatch.org)   Marine Litter Recommendations

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Evidence of micro plastics in the Irish marine environment

Presentation given at Coastwatch’s preliminary results launch on the 23rd of November regarding micro plastics in the Irish marine environment. Our thanks to all of those who participated today. Evidence of micro plastics in the Irish marine environment Joanne Casserly(1,2) Sonny Fatimatuj Zohara (1), Jake Martin(1), Audrey Morley(1), Amy Lusher(1,3) Richard C. Thompson(4), Kevin Lynch […]

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Coastwatch Survey extended to Oct 22 in Ireland.

Surveyors please note – we have extended the survey time by one week to Oct 22nd with all data input by Monday 24th Oct. This way we will take in the lowest spring tide is expected Oct 18th and days around it. This new deadline is fixed to achieve a record time turnaround of result […]

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THE SPIRIT OF OYSTERHAVEN

The Spirit of Oysterhaven sail vessel takes on Coastwatch materials and Citizen Science activities. Start of a long Journey: On Wednesday 28th Sept. international coordinator Karin Dubsky, Cork regional coordinator Bernie Connolly and a group of surveyors will meet Oliver Hart and crew on the Spirit of Oysterhaven sailing boat at 10 am. The morning […]

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Training Events – All Ireland Coastwatch Survey 2016

Here a list of training event for the Coastwatch Survey 2016. Look out for updates! http://coastwatch.org/europe/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Training-Events-All-Ireland-Coastwatch-survey-2016.pdf

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Litter app testers- looking for volunteers!

Hi Coastwatchers- We are looking for people to test a litter app in the next few weeks- please find attached the details: Coastwatch is looking for litter app testers Thanks!

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