As part of this mega-project, SOPHIE’s “Blue Spaces & Well-being” Citizen Science Initiative seeks to assess the effect that undertaking a marine activity at the coast/sea has on the well-being of those who engage in it, as well as on his/her relationship with the ocean. This initiative seeks to answer the following specific questions:
To answer these questions, people who are about to take part in a coastal or marine activity (coastal walking, diving, kayaking, whale watching, coasteering, swimming, etc.…) are invited to share their expectations and Ocean literacy level prior to enjoying the activity by filling-in a brief survey and/or to share their experience after the activity by filling-in a somewhat longer survey (easily completed in less than 10 minutes).
Anytime that you are about to spend time by the coast or at sea, Team Up with SOPHIE and tell us about your experience! Your answers will help researchers from the University of Exeter better understand the relationship between the oceans & human health: