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 analyses. First results can then be presented in third week of November –Thursday Nov 24th (tbc)

Request and enticement:
To all those who have already surveyed – do you think you can get out again ? Check on our Coastwatch map if there is coast of interest which you might reach in these very low tides. We are sure to surpass last year’s coverage in several counties, but need extra support in others.
To anyone who booked but didn’t return data yet. Please don’t forget to input your results on line, or as fall back post them to us. If you booked but now realise you can’t get out, please let us know so we unblock the booked area.
If you need extra survey form hard copies or test kits please email as soon as possible to have them posted out.
We will also try to come out and support any last group training and survey planning of larger areas. Please contact your regional coordinator – see list– or Karin at 086 8111 684 or mail us
The micro litter app is being used by more and more surveyors. Great! We will give update in next news round. Just as reminder if you would like to download it here are the instructions . That is for use during your survey or on its own on the shore. It takes about 5 min first time. Once you have downloaded it, it’s there with you to report things like a spill of hard (raw) plastic pellets for example reported by Paddy Houlihan.

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