Coastwatch Survey 2013 — Ireland is now underway

Please click on the Coastwatch Survey Unit Map (designed by Angel Duarte) here. You can zoom in and chose a survey area to look at in detail before you go on the shore.

Note & Request for the Irish coast North and South: The Irish Coast N and S is now fully digitised and coded. The mapping is much more detailed than in the pilot test last year, so please don’t use last year’s map. This is to be the final for Ireland and from now on we will be able to better compare survey units from year-to-year. So to help us please alert us to any problem. Other European countries now testing this new GIS method will be digitised and go online.

The survey materials to download or get from Coastwatch HQ in Trinity College Dublin are:

  1. Coastwatch Survey 2013
  2. Coastwatch Survey 2013 Notes

*Please note that extra ‘Citclops Project’ materials for use in deep water access sites will be loaded in a few days.


[h4][focus_color]INVITATION[/focus_color] East Coast Training[/h4]

A number of training meetings and fun demos of the survey will take place between now and October 15th. If you would like to host one in your area please contact the Coastwatch coordination team. The next event is taking place in Wicklow this weekend!

The next East coast training session will he held at the Murrough Recycling Centre, Wicklow Town on Saturday 14th September 2013 from 12 noon, including indoor briefing followed by joint coastal survey with Coastwatch ecologists. Going by the Wexford session this should be fun and informative.

The event is hosted by Wicklow county council and is primarily for Wicklow volunteers, but open to others. If you would like to register please mail Coastwatch and mark your mail Wicklow training.

Please bring rainy day clothes just in case and suitable boots as well as a biro. If you get a chance do try to have a look at the survey form before going out. In fieldwork we will work in small groups of advanced, school teachers and total new comers. Any problem on the day – please call Moira Byrne 0404 64118 & 087 1201301 or Deirdre Burns of Wicklow Co Co or Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch 086 8111684.

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