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INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES – IRELAND
BATTLE FOR THE BAY,DOLLYMOUNT MAY 28TH 29TH 2016: please see attached link:
On Thursday 19th May we plan to upload proceedings of the international Coastwatch MAY 5th seaweed conference hosted in TCD, with magic fieldtrip to South Dublin Bay seaweed riches.
This should entice loads of you to comb the shores or snorkel in seaweed ecosystems on Biodiversity Day May 22nd and the event filled days the following week. After that its action – as listed in the 14 action points discussed and ranked by importance and ‘do ability’ during the conference.
Draft results are now available for the All Ireland Coastwatch autumn shore survey 2015! Click here to download these.
Coastwatch coordination would like to thank everyone who participated for the huge effort and valuable data submitted!!!!
While we continue to follow up on some issues raised by surveyors and also verify discoveres of sea grass beds and rare species so that these locations can be logged as top value citizen science information with surveyor names, we ask you to:
– Corrections, additions and comment by email to firstname.lastname@example.org on this first draft of the results by January 31st,
– Add any recommendations of action we should include in the report. Tell us why, where, what and who should do it.
Comments, queries, missing names, extra photos and recommendations will all contribute to the final report which we plan to print in late February.
An international meeting is then planned for late March to bring results together with those from other countries and pull together recommendations and actions which apply internationally, especially with regard to implementing new marine law the MSFD.
NB – Watch out for wider news update later this week.