Help the voice for our seas get louder!
You can get active with us in lots of ways. Explore these web pages and find something that works for you. Whichever you choose, you’ll be helping our work towards clean seas and beaches, sustainable fisheries and wildlife protection.
Capturing our Coast
Be part of one of the UK’s largest coastal marine citizen science projects.
You’ll be trained in marine life identification, and survey techniques to find more about species that live on our shores and how we can protect them.
A project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in helping
protect the marine environment by recording what they see underwater.
Share your wildlife sightings
MCS is interested in hearing about your wildlife sightings
of a number of different marine species - basking sharks, marine turtles and jellyfish in UK and Irish waters.
Help keep our beaches clean
Our ‘beachclean’ volunteers help keep our beaches clean
and also collect valuable data about marine litter.
Big Seaweed Search
Contribute to research by recording seaweed species found on your local shore.
More information and campaigns to get behind…
Our local groups are a great way to support MCS and meet like-minded people in your area, who are passionate about the sea. We presently have support groups in the South East of England, Lancashire, and Pembrokeshire.Find out more
Sea Kayak Challenge
Stunning scenery, fascinating wildlife, highly experienced guides
and all in aid of the UKs leading marine conservation charity.
Come into our office
If you live near Ross-on-Wye, why not come into to our main office and help us out?Learn more about Sea Champions
Every year MCS leads on the scientific surveys of coral reefs with our partners at Biosphere Expeditions and Reef Check.Learn more
Did you know?…
MCS launched its Beachwatch programme in 1994
Every year, volunteers give us over 1,000 days of their time
To date, our beach cleans have removed 6 million pieces of litter
Stop the plastic tide
Support our appeal to turn the tide on plastics.Find out more