1. Find an area to survey:
Go to the map and choose a survey area. Zoom in and click the blue and white lines denoting a 500 meter survey unit and the ID code will show up.
If not going out immediately you can book your survey sites using our online form.
2. Download the materials:
Coastwatch Survey Questionnaire - use one for every survey unit (500 m).
Survey Guide Notes - Read them before you go out to survey
3. Plan your survey:
Contact Coastwatch regional coordinator or TCD office to get extra materials (Nitrate/nitrite test sticks, micro litter sample containers), to get an area allocated, to ask for training or any clarification, etc.
Check for low tide at http://bit.do/tidetime – plan your survey to start about 1 or 1.5 hours before low tide.
4. Data return:
Email all interesting pictures to email@example.com (indicate survey site and if they are to attribute to you or not)