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Objective

Seasearch
This project aims to study the coastal and marine biodiversity around Britain and Ireland through citizen science.

About this project

Seasearch
Seasearch is a project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they are seeing under water, want to learn more and want to help protect the marine environment around the coasts of Britain and Ireland. Observer courses are organized in several locations of the UK every year. Check their web-site for more information on the next courses! The main aim is to map out the various types of sea bed found in the near-shore zone around the whole of Britain and Ireland. In addition they are recording what lives in each area, establishing the richest sites for marine life, the sites where there are problems and the sites which need protection.

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How can you contribute?

Seasearch

In order to help in this program you need to first take part in a Seasearch Observer course. This is a one-day course aimed at giving divers new to the project and new to marine recording a basic grounding. At the end of the course you should be able to complete the Seasearch Observation Form and take part in Seasearch Dives either on your own, with your club or on dives organized by Seasearch Partners.

During the course you'll learn more about Seasearch, a basic introduction to the variety of marine life in British and Irish waters, recognizing and classifying marine habitats, position fixing, and how to fill in the Observation Form. The day concludes with a 'video dive' and an opportunity to fill in a form without even getting wet!

The course includes a course pack, and identification guides and recording slates are available to purchase giving you everything you'll need to go ahead and get started. The tutors are all divers themselves and keen Seasearchers. At the end of the course you'll get a Seasearch Qualification booklet. Once you have completed 5 forms for real (two on dives with a tutor present) you can get signed up as a Seasearch Observer.

Observer Courses are programed in different cities around the UK and Ireland every year, but they can also be organized for diving clubs and centres: you just need to contact your nearest Seasearch contact if you would like to attend or host a course.

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Seasearch
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Vrsar & Vuntana

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The Volnay

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Norrland

Sweden Norrland

Farol da Guia

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Cinque Terre

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SS Hildebrand

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Baia da Armacao

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West Wales

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Lobeira Islands

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Cape Kamenjak

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North Wales

UK Wales North Wales

Falmouth Area

UK Cornwall Falmouth Area

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Labin & Rabac

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Porto Santo

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Lough Swilly

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Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

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Gran Canaria

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Cornwall

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Causeway Coast

UK Northern Ireland Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast

Gobbins and Larne

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Lisbon region

Portugal Lisbon region

Catalonia

Spain Catalonia

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Portugal Algarve Portimao Gemeos Grandes

Barcelona

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Pedra do Meio

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Tossa de Mar

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County Donegal

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Newquay

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HMS Scylla

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South Wales

UK Wales South Wales

North Inishowen

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Grianan of Aileach

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Punta Socastro

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Rovinj

Croatia Istria Rovinj

Basque Country

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Liguria

Italy Liguria

El Cabron

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Praia da Duquesa

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El Hierro

Spain Canary Islands El Hierro

Illas Sisargas

Spain Galicia Costa da Morte Illas Sisargas

The Syracusa

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Malin Beg

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Pedras de Portimao

Portugal Algarve Portimao Pedras de Portimao

Porec

Croatia Istria Porec

Pedra da Nau

Portugal Lisbon region Cascais Pedra da Nau

Teelin

Ireland County Donegal Donegal Bay Teelin

Illa de Salvora

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Forte da Baralha

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Forte da Baralha

Jardim das Gorgonias

Portugal Lisbon region Sesimbra Jardim das Gorgonias

La Gomera

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Illa de Rua

Spain Galicia Rias Baixas Ria de Arousa Illa de Rua

Skye and Lochalsh

UK Scotland Highlands Skye and Lochalsh

Svealand

Sweden Svealand

Highlands

UK Scotland Highlands

Cabo Raso

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Fanad Head

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Tixoso

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Pedra do Leao

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Pednathise Head

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